Dr. Nathan Wong is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and Professor and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology at the University of California, Irvine in California, with joint appointments in Epidemiology and UCLA and UC Irvine and Radiology and Public Health at UC Irvine. He holds MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from Yale University and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, National Lipid Association, and American Society for Preventive Cardiology. He is a past president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and Pacific Lipid Association (Chapter of the National Lipid Association), and president-elect of the Interamerican Heart Foundation. In addition, he serves as chair of the Diabetes Collaborative Registry Research and Publications Committee and editor of the ACC Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Clinical Topic Collection. In addition, Dr. Wong is an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academician of the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Academy of Sciences and Arts and Full Professor of the European Center for Peace and Development. He is also a recipient of the Jan Kellerman Memorial Award for Achievement in Preventive Cardiology and Distinguished Fellowship Award of the International Academy of Cardiology. Dr. Wong has primary research interests in subclinical atherosclerosis, lipid and diabetes management, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention and has authored over 300 papers and co-edited six textbooks, including the Braunwald Companion on Preventive Cardiology and the ASPC Manual on Preventive Cardiology. He is also on the editorial board of several cardiology and diabetes-related journals. Dr. Wong lectures locally, nationally and internationally on various topics in preventive cardiology.