Dr. Hsiai received his undergraduate education from Columbia University and his MD from the University of Chicago. He completed his internship, residency and NIH-funded cardiovascular fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine, during which he also obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2001. Dr. Hsiai is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He also holds a joint appointment with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the Department of Bioengineering. His research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association. He is the Chair of the American Physiological Society Joint Meeting with Biomedical Engineering Society, Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, a Fellow of Americal College of Cardiology, and the recipient of an NIH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award and an American Heart Association John J. Simpson Outstanding Research Achievement Award.