Dr. Coats is an experienced cardiologist, academic and business leader with a career spanning university leadership, and clinical practice. He is the author of more than 20 awarded patents. He is fully accredited physician and cardiologist in the United Kingdom and Australia, and a qualified company director (London Business School MBA, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Institute of Directors, London). Dr. Coats has more than 50 board years of experience, and is a trained and experienced fund-raiser with in excess of $500M raised. He has over 750 peer-reviewed full papers, over 98,000 career citations and an H-Index of 133. Dr. Coats has been named one of the top 1,000 researchers of all time by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. He holds two higher doctorates (DM, Oxon, and DSc, Imperial) for separate research areas and have held senior offices in Professional Societies, including being President of the largest international specialist society in his field (Heart Failure Association).