Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, is professor of medicine/cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, and codirector of the Cardiovascular Devices Group at Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is internationally recognized for his pioneering research in computer-assisted heart monitoring, new modalities of coronary revascularization, and cardiovascular applications of spiritual and complementary therapies. Author of more than 250 publications in the cardiology literature and book chapters in medical texts, Mitchell is senior editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He has served on the board of directors of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Puttaparthi, India, since its construction in 1990, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and The Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. Mitchell is a special government employee of the United States Food and Drug Administration, from whom he received a Distinguished Award for his tenure on the Circulatory Devices Advisory Panel. He has been married to Carol Krucoff since 1974, and they have two adult children.