Dr. Ganz is the Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Vascular Research at the San Francisco General Hospital. He is the Maurice Eliaser Distinguished Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ganz has been a pioneer and a leader in translational vascular research. He has focused on understanding key elements of human atherosclerosis including the pathobiology of the human endothelium, the biology of vascular nitric oxide and the relationship of systemic and vascular inflammatory responses to atherosclerosis and plaque instability. He has directed cardiovascular biomarker studies in several major cardiovascular trials (e.g. MIRACL, REVERSAL, SPARCL). He is currently collaborating with SomaLogic on using proteomics to discover new biomarkers and mediators of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ganz has authored over 200 peer reviewed articles, many published in the most prestigious journals. He has served on steering committees of numerous clinical trials. Many fellows who worked in Dr. Ganz’s laboratory have gone onto key leadership positions in academic medicine nationally and internationally. Dr. Ganz received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiovascular fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He spent 25 years directing research in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, prior to arriving at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008.