Dr. Jagat Narula is an established leader within the field of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Narula has authored over 1000 scientific publications and edited over 50 books including the most famous textbook of cardiology- Hurst’s The Heart. His research has been showcased in the most prestigious clinical and basic science journals around the world, and his projects have been funded in part by the NIH. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American College of Cardiology-Cardiovascular Imaging for 10 years and currently serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Dr. Narula has the unique distinction of being able to combine molecular and subcellular pathology with clinical imaging and its application to the population health. His most important contributions to the field of medicine include demonstration of the heart muscle cell apoptosis (suicide) in heart failure and identification of lipid rich atherosclerotic plaques that are susceptible to rupture, heart attack and sudden death.