Dr Gary S. Roubin, MD, PhD is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, recognised for his groundbreaking work in the development of the first FDA-approved coronary stent, as well as in pioneering the techniques of carotid stenting and embolic protection devices. Dr Roubin has published more than 250 papers and 225 abstracts in journals, edited three textbooks, and contributed to other textbooks. His 30-year career has gained him a formidable reputation in the field of cardiac care. Dr Roubin is currently the Medical Director at Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast in Birmingham, Alabama. He lives with his wife, Peta, and his five children between their homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Birmingham, Alabama, where he maintains an active interventional cardiology practice.