Dr. Hauptman is Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He holds an adjunct position at the School of Public Health, attends as Director of Heart Failure at Saint Louis University Hospital and directs the Clinical Trials Office at the School of Medicine, the central regulatory body for contracting, budgeting and invoicing of clinical trials. Dr. Hauptman completed internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School and cardiology fellowship at both Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and the Brigham. Subsequently he was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and attending physician in the Division of Cardiology at the Brigham (1993-1998). He has received research grants from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health, and served as a reviewer for the NHLBI and as a panel member of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the FDA. He was associate editor at the European Journal of Heart Failure and Circulation: Heart Failure and is now editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiac Failure. His research interests have been focused on assessing outcomes in advanced heart failure, physician decision-making and trends in care.