Dr. Yancy is Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Associate Director of Clinical Programs for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He then served as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor of medicine and Medical Director of Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Programs. In 2006 he accepted a position to lead Baylor University Medical Center’s Cardiothoracic Transplant Program and the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Yancy is the past president of the American Heart Association (AHA), 2009- 2010. At present he is chair of the ACCF/AHA HF Guidelines Writing Committee and holds numerous other appointments for both the ACC and AHA. Additionally he serves as chair of the Food and Drug Administration’s cardiovascular device panel, as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH and as a member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute serving as a member of the Methodology Committee. Dr. Yancy’s academic and professional interests include hypertension, heart failure, heart transplantation, the prevention of heart disease, quality of care and a special interest in disparate care. He has participated and/or held leadership roles in numerous multi-center clinical research studies and has authored or co-authored nearly 300 contributions to the medical literature. He now serves on the editorial boards for a number of cardiovascular journals including: Circulation, Circulation Quality and Outcomes, Circulation Heart Failure, JACC Heart Failure, the American Heart Journal and the American Journal of Cardiology.