Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud is professor and division chief of cardiovascular medicine, and holds the Edith and William Perlman Chair at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He also serves as the executive director of the UC San Diego Cardiovascular Institute and director of its interventional cardiology program. Dr. Mahmud leads one of the largest academic cardiovascular programs in the United States. His research interests include robotics, interventional therapeutics for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, investigational pharmacotherapies and devices used in cardiovascular interventions. His clinical focus is on complex coronary, structural heart, and carotid interventions. Dr. Mahmud is extensively published, serves on multiple regional and national scientific committees, and is an editorial board member of Circulation, JACC Interventions, and the Structural Heart Journal.   Dr. Mahmud completed fellowships in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions at Emory University in Atlanta and cardiovascular medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also completed an internal medicine residency at UC San Diego and earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.   Dr. Mahmud has served on multiple committees for SCAI including chairing the Education and Nominating Committees, having been the program chair for the Annual Scientific Sessions (2018), and as president (2019-2020).