Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FACC, is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Budoff received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in cardiology, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Budoff is chief investigator in several active medical research trials, and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses, and annual conferences on every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 400 research papers, six books, and 36 book chapters. Dr. Budoff received the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, and awarded the Top Oral Abstract at the American Heart Association’s 2009 meeting. Most recently, he was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors for 2011.