Javed Butler MD, MPH, MBA is the Division Chief of Cardiology, a Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY. Dr Butler completed his medical school training at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale University where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Vanderbilt University and supplemented his training with advanced fellowships in heart failure/transplant at Vanderbilt University and cardiac imaging training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include risk factors and prediction of outcomes related to development of incident heart failure, and adverse outcomes among those with manifest heart failure. Dr Butler has participated in more than 50 sponsored clinical trials of new interventions in patients with heart failure and has contributed to more than 350 peer--reviewed publications, dozens of book chapters, editorials, letters, and case reports. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. He is the recipient of the Simon Dack Award given by the American College of Cardiology and the Time, Feeling, and Focus award given by the American Heart Association. He also has been cited in America’s Best Doctors numerous times. He has completed his MPH from Harvard University and his MBA from Emory University.