Dr. Mark H. Drazner received his medical education at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently completed an Internal Medicine residency at UT Southwestern including serving as Chief Resident. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center followed by a Cardiomyopathy/Transplant Cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently received a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He returned to UT Southwestern in 1997, later served as the Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure/LVAD/Transplant section, and presently is Professor with tenure, the Clinical Chief of Cardiology, and holds the James M. Wooten Chair in Cardiology. He has served on several writing committees for the AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure. He was the inaugural recipient of the L. David Hillis Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UT Southwestern Cardiology Fellowship program and in 2018 received the Laennec Master Clinician Award from the AHA. In 2020 he received the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, the highest honor in clinical care bestowed by UT Southwestern Medical Center to one faculty member each year. He currently is the President of the Heart Failure Society of America.