Koya Ozawa is a Japan-born, physician-scientist engaged in true translational cardiovascular research by using unique non-invasive imaging tools to better understand disease process and to ultimately test novel therapies. Currently he works as a researcher at Oregon Health and Science University. Although his clinical training in the past has been in Japan, he embarked on a four year research fellowship in the United States, for which he have secured funding from Diabetes Foundation and JSPS. When in Japan, he have been investigating newly diagnostic technique of non- invasive cardiovascular imaging such as multislice CT, CMR, echocardiography and PET. Toward that end, he sought to join one of the pioneering research laboratories in the field of ultrasound perfusion and molecular imaging. By doing this, he will likely be given opportunities to become a leader in cardiovascular imaging and education, and an innovator in translational research.