As Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Annapoorna Kini is an internationally recognized interventional cardiologist who is well known for performing complex coronary interventions and structural heart interventions with the utmost safety and excellent long term results. Dr. Kini has performed the highest number of coronary interventions by a female operator in the United States. She is widely published and has been the recipient of multiple distinctions and awards including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award. Dr. Kini’s research within the field of intra-coronary imaging has changed the paradigm of plaque characterization and stent optimization. She has authored multiple book chapters and she has served as principle investigator in numerous NIH funded trials. Dr. Kini was principle investigator for the Yellow I and Yellow II trials published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the ORBID trials. In addition to her clinical and research excellence, Dr. Kini is a leader within the field of academics and teaching. As Program Director of the largest interventional cardiology fellowship in the United States, Dr. Kini trains tomorrow’s leaders within the field and she has received numerous distinctions for her work with trainees. Her teaching within the lab is showcased around the world via a monthly webcast titled Complex Coronary Cases and Structural Heart Live Cases.