Dr. Timir Paul is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology at East Tennessee State University, TN. After receiving MD, he was awarded Ph.D. and MPH in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Biostatistics by Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Additionally, he serves as Director of Cardiovascular Research, and Associate Director of Cardiology Fellowship. He received best teaching award given by cardiology fellows for the last 4 consecutive years. He was inducted by Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a faculty in 2018. He was recognized as Young Leader by CRT meeting and SCAI-ELM Circle member. He received Dean’s distinguished research award in 2019. He served on the editorial board for the cardiology review online from 2013-2016. He serves as academic editor for PLOS ONE journal and on the Editorial Board for Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, and Heart International Journals. He is an ad hoc reviewer for American Heart Association’s grant and abstracts and other scientific meetings including ACC and CRT. He has authored more than 150 publications. He received a $250,000.00 PCORI award as a co-lead investigator for 2017-2019. His research interests include vein graft interventions, embolic protection devices in coronary and peripheral interventions, subclinical atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial diseases, renal artery interventions and TAVR. His research and recommendations changed the 2018 ESC guidelines on myocardial revascularization by downgrading embolic protection device in SVG intervention from Class I to Class IIa.