Dr. Edmund M. Herrold is Director of Clinical Cardiology and a full-time faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease at The State University of New York, Downstate Medical College. He is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Herrold received his MD and PhD concurrently from Case Western Reserve University in 1979. He utilizes his PhD in Biomedical Engineering, in his ongoing research in cardiovascular disease to develop computer-based models of cardiac functional reserve in aortic and mitral valve disease, myocardial blood flow in heart valve disease and protein synthesis pathways for isotope imaging. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of Nuclear Medicine and the IEEE. He has authored or coauthored over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Therapeutics. Dr. Herrold is an actively practicing clinical cardiologist with interests in heart valve disease, coronary artery disease and nuclear cardiology. His experience in medical imaging, mathematical modeling of heart disease and clinical activities has resulted in his belief that electronic health records designed to enhance physician effort in applied medicine and to provide data for assessing quality of care will be a major contributor in meeting the rapidly increasing patient demand for sustained, high-quality health care.