Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA, FRCP, is currently the Ernest C. Swigert Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. From 2005-2012 Kaul was division head of cardiovascular medicine and from 2013 to 2017 he was Founding Director and CEO of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. Prior to that, he was on faculty at the University of Virginia for 21 years (1984 until 2005). He is a pioneer in cardiovascular imaging, having spearheaded many of the developments in developments in contrast echocardiography and making major contributions to the field of nuclear cardiology. He studies coronary physiology and pathophysiology both in animal models and in humans. He has published over 300 papers in the most prestigious cardiovascular journals. He was funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health from 1986 until 2014 and received numerous grants from the American Heart Association.