Peter Carson, MD, is Chief of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr Carson completed his MD at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX; residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University Medical School, UniversityHospital in Cleveland, OH; fellowship in Cardiology at University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis, MN; and research fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr Carson is an active practicing cardiologist, educator, and researcher. He is Chief of the outpatient and inpatient heart failure service at a teaching hospital and is involved in training an average of 12 fellows and 30 residents per year. He has been a leader in heart failure research, particularly in areas of special populations (eg, African Americans), preserved ejection fraction, and endpoint adjudication. As a researcher, Dr Carson has been in a leadership role in most of the clinical trials for twenty years, including as member/chair of endpoints committees or data monitoring boards. He has reported trial results in 78 abstracts. His nearly 100 articles on heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases have been published in the European Journal of Heart Failure, Circulation and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr Carson authored a book on heart failure and is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally, including at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiology.