Dr. Al Suwaidi is currently Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Weill Cornell Medical School in Qatar and Director of Cardiovascular Research at Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar. He has previously served as Director of Cardiac Catheterization at Hamad General Hospital (2000-2010) and Instructor in Medicine at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA. Dr. Al Suwaidi won the outstanding achievement award in cardiovascular research at Mayo Clinic in 2000, and has published over 95 peer-reviewed manuscripts which have largely focused on interventional cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology. During cardiovascular training at Mayo, Dr. Al Suwaidi was a contemporary of Dr. Kullo and the two worked on several research and educational initiatives during this time. Dr. Al-Suwaidi is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and Society of Coronary Interventions and Imaging. He is currently the Secretary General of the Gulf Heart Association (GHA).