Dr. Conrad Smith is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. His clinical interests are in the areas of interventional cardiology where he has a very active practice in coronary intervention. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of mitral valve stenosis with mitral valvuloplasty, an alternative to surgical therapy for mitral valve disease in selected patients. With his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Smith travels internationally to share his perspectives on the practice of interventional cardiology. His research interests are primarily in the areas of mitral regurgitation and the analysis of outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. He has also focused on research pertaining to disparities in the treatment of coronary artery disease. As the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, he is overseeing the development of UPMC Presbyterian’s cath lab database system which will provide a wealth of research potential to evaluate various aspects in interventional cardiology. Dr. Smith also has served as the Governor of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology where he had the unique opportunity to directly impact the practice of cardiology in this region.