Prof. Aleš Linhart, DrSc, FESC graduated at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Subsequently he received his training in cardiology and vascular medicine at General University Hospital in Prague and Broussais Hospital in Paris, France. Moving back to the First medical faculty of the Charles University in Prague, he continued his professional career and research focusing mainly on metabolic cardiomyopathies, noninvasive cardiac imaging and atherosclerosis. In 2004 he was appointed professor at Charles University in Prague. He is currently heading the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the First Medical Faculty at Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague . Prof. Linhart authored or co-authored more than 240 papers and reviews, 18 book chapters and 4 monographs. Currently he holds a position of a chairman of the Czech Society of Cardiology.