Dr. William A. Zoghbi is the Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Zoghbi is a renowned leader in cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global health. He has developed new techniques to evaluate heart function and valve disorders without resorting to invasive procedures. Dr. Zoghbi is past president of the ASE and the ACC. He has served on more than 10 ASE committees and has chairing several ASE guidelines on Valvular Disease. He is involved internationally in cardiovascular health advocacy and health promotion. He has served on the Board of the World Heart Federation and co-chaired the Global Task Force for Cardiovascular disease for the World Heart Federation.