Dr. Mansoor Husain is Executive Director of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto. He is an Attending Staff Cardiologist at the University Health Network where he works in the cardiac intensive care unit, nuclear cardiology, and ambulatory cardiology. Dr. Husain was the gold medallist in Medicine at University of Alberta, completed his clinical training at University of Toronto, and undertook post-doctoral training in the Program of Excellence in Cardiovascular Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research aims to elucidate the molecular bases of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and heart failure, with a particular emphasis on identifying therapeutic targets involved in pathophysiology. Dr. Husain’s bench-to-bedside work has improved our understanding of the cardiovascular mechanisms of glucagon-like peptide-1 and related anti-diabetic drugs.