Life and times of leading cardiologists with Rob Califf. Guest: Steve Nissen
June 1, 2009
Recorded March 31, 2009 in Orlando

Robert M Califf MD
Professor of Medicine
Donald F Fortin Professor, Cardiology
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Director, Duke Translational
Medicine Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

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Steve E Nissen MD
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

Dr Nissen reports that he has received research support to perform clinical trials through the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Roche, Daiichi-Sankyo, Takeda, Sanofi-Aventis, Resverlogix, and Eli Lilly. Dr Nissen consults for many pharmaceutical companies, but requires them to donate all honoraria or consulting fees directly to charity so that he receives neither income nor a tax deduction.

Dr Robert Califf conducts a series of in-depth and personal interviews with his peers in the world of cardiology to find out what makes them tick, how they feel about the future, and what the lessons they have learned during their exceptional careers. In Episode One of the series, join Dr Califf as he talks to Dr Steven Nissen about how he became one of the world's leading cardiologists and a "rebel with a cause," from his secret childhood forays into Disneyland, through his protest years at the University of Michigan, to his current involvement in national healthcare reform.

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