Zahi Fayad serves as professor of radiology and medicine (cardiology) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute; vice chair for research, department of radiology; director and founder of the Eva and Morris Feld Imaging Science Laboratories; and director of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Fayad’s interdisciplinary and discipline bridging research—from engineering to biology and from pre-clinical to clinical investigations—has been dedicated to the detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease with many seminal contributions in the field of biomedical imaging and nanomedicine. Fayad’s is one of the world’s leader in the innovative development and use of multimodality cardiovascular imaging including, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET), as well as molecular imaging and nanomedicine to study, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. His focus over the past 15 years at Mount Sinai has been on the noninvasive assessment and understanding of atherosclerosis.