Dr Steven R Steinhubl is Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Cardiovascular Education and Clinical Research at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky faculty, he was a staff cardiologist at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, for four years, and then Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for two years. Dr Steinhubl’s research activities cover a broad range of topics in cardiology with a primary focus on antithrombotic therapies in acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary interventions, inflammation, and variability in response to antiplatelet therapies. He has been principal investigator of the CREDO and GOLD trials, and is currently co-principal investigator for the STEEPLE trial. He is currently a member of the Steering Committees for the SYNERGY, EVENT, CATCH and CHARISMA trials. His research activities have lead to writing numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr Steinhubl received his undergraduate training in chemical engineering at Purdue University in Indiana, graduate training in physiology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree at St. Louis University in Missouri. Dr Steinhubl’s internal medicine residency training was completed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California. Following residency, he was a staff internist at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was also the Associate Chief of Medicine and Director of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory. His cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was also Chief Cardiology Fellow.