Dr. Loscalzo is the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1978. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, after which he was appointed to the hospital staff and Harvard Medical School faculty. In 1994 Dr. Loscalzo moved to Boston University, first as Chief of Cardiology, and, in February of 1997, Chair of Medicine. In July, 2005, he returned to the Harvard faculty in his current role. He has authored more than 900 articles, 41 books, and 31 patents for his work in the field of vascular biology. He has received many awards including election to the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique. He is the recipient of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, the Outstanding Investigator Prize from the International Society for Heart Research, the William Silen Lifetime Achievement Award in Mentoring from Harvard Medical School, and the International Pericle d’Oro Prize. He serves on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine, was Editor-in-Chief of Circulation for twelve years; and is currently a senior editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.