Dr. Joshua Beckman is a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School, and Director of the Section of Vascular Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, both in Nashville, Tennessee. After earning his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City, he completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and postgraduate fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was the President of the Society for Vascular Medicine and is the current chair of the PVD council for the AHA. Dr Beckman is an associate editor for Circulation and sits on the editorial boards of the journals JACC and Vascular Medicine. His primary research interests include the mechanisms by which diabetes mellitus impairs endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation, and the relationship of chronic inflammation to atherosclerotic disease. His findings have been published in more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, Circulation Research, and JACC, and he has authored or coauthored chapters in more than a dozen textbooks. Dr Beckman is the recipient of the Daniel D. Federman Outstanding Clinical Educator award at Harvard Medical School, the W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award From American College of Cardiology, as well as the inaugural "Thanks for Listening" Cardiovascular Fellows Award at Brigham and Women's Hospital.