Ron Waksman, MD, Associate Director, Division of Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education for the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. With over 20 years of experience in leading-edge medical technologies, Dr. Waksman is a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and is a highly sought-after Principal Investigator for pre-clinical and clinical studies conducted in the United States and abroad. Dr. Waksman has performed over 5000 coronary interventions throughout his career. His current research interests include brachytherapy for restenosis prevention bioabsorbable/ biodegradable stents, HDL therapy, intracoronary imaging, valvular heart disease, and catheter-based treatment of renal denervation. Dr. Waksman has authored/co-authored more than 310 published manuscripts and over 230 abstracts. He is also the author/co-author of more than 20 book chapters and the editor/co-editor of six books in the field of cardiology. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine and is on the editorial boards of numerous prominent scientific journals such as the Journal of American College of Cardiology and the American Journal of Cardiology. He earned his medical degree from the Ben Gurion University in Israel and completed residencies in medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology at Hadassah University in Jerusalem, Israel. Subsequently, Dr. Waksman completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology in 1994 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.