Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospitals Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, Herman Hellerstein, MD Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Director of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Rajagopalan is among an elite group of physician scientists whose work has help transform global perceptions and understanding of the impact of environmental risk factors on cardiovascular disease. He has additionally made seminal contributions towards the development of next generation therapeutic modalities for cardiovascular disease and is a leading authority in advancing innovative approaches for the imaging of complex cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Rajagopalan’s laboratory has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Rajagopalan is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), American Association of Physicians (AAP), Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) and is the recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Scientist Award (Translational Domain). Dr. Rajagopalan has published over than 400 original peer reviewed research publications in journals such as JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Circulation Research in addition to more than 300 invited editorials and reviews. He has served as an editor for at least two textbooks and several monographs on vascular disease and atherosclerosis.