William J. Elliott, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology and Head of the Division of Pharmacology at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. After receiving the B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, he earned the M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology at Barnes Hospital and Washington University—St. Louis, and served as a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1985-92. During the next 17 years at RUSH Medical College, he practiced, taught and did research on cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, focusing on epidemiologic studies of risk factors, laboratory investigations, federally-funded cooperative clinical trials, and many industry-supported endeavors, serving as principal investigator for more than 200 clinical trials of new drugs. Dr. Elliott holds Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. Among his most valued honors are twenty-two awards for teaching excellence, from 1974 to 2014.