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Clinical Focus: Cardiovascular Medicine: Atrial Fibrillation; Chronic CAD; ACS;Research Focus: My primary research interest is the design and conduct of multicenter clinical trials and analyses of important clinical cardiac issues using large patient databases. My research focuses on novel anticoagulation agents for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation, the study of agents targeted to protect the myocardium during reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction, and the evaluation of cardiovascular safety of diabetic therapies. I am also interested in the methodology of clinical trials. Current research activities include standardization of the definition of myocardial infarction used in clinical trials, the adjudication of suspected clinical endpoint events by Clinical Event Committees (CEC), and the efficient operational conduct of large multinational clinical trials. Administrative Focus: Associate Dean, Clinical Research School of Medicine; Vice Chair of Clinical Research Department of Medicine; Director Stanford Center for Clinical Research; Member of the Stanford IRBProfessional Training: 1985 Stanford University, BS Chemistry 1989 University of Washington, MD 1993 University of Arizona, Internship/Residency/Chief Residency 1996 Duke University, Fellowship in Cardiology 1996 Duke University, Faculty in Cardiology 2013 Stanford University, Faculty Cardiovascular Medicine