By: Thomas Krarup, ViroGates

Salim Hayek (Fig. 1) is a specialist in cardiovascular diseases, a clinical investigator and consultant. His education and training at the American University of Beirut, the University of Ottowa and at the Emory University School of Medicine have allowed mastery in translational science and clinical areas such as onco-cardiology, preventive cardiology, and cardiac imaging, all described in a stunning bibliography of currently 95 peer-reviewed papers. Many of those are published in some of the World’s best journals including Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, Circulation, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Presently, Dr. Hayek holds a position as Asst. Prof. in medicine and cardiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Fig. 2).