Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod is a cardiologist, Vice President of Research at Saint Luke’s Health System, Director of Cardiometabolic Research and the Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He received training in clinical research, epidemiology and health policy through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, as well as clinical training in cardiovascular medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kosiborod is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic and cardiorenal syndromes, as well as quality of care and outcomes. He has authored and co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications, including scientific statements and position documents. He is involved in the leadership of numerous clinical trials and multi-center registries, and is currently the principal investigator of several investigator-initiated, multi-center trials in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.