Andrew Ernest AraiMD
Andrew Arai earned a B.A. in biophysics from Cornell University in 1982 and an M.D. from the University of Illinois in 1986. He did his internship, residency, and fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences Center between 1986 and 1993. He has been at the NIH since 1993 and became a tenured Investigator in 2004. At the NHLBI, he directs an advanced cardiac imaging research program that includes fellowship training. In 2001, Dr. Arai received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Dr. Arai has authored or coauthored over 150 papers or book chapters. He is president of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. As a member of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Committee on Cardiac Imaging, he has helped develop various scientific advisory papers on cardiac imaging. He has also served as an expert advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).