James V. Talano MD, MM, FACC is an internationally recognized expert in the field of noninvasive cardiology with broad experience in cardiovascular care and management. He has held the positions of Director of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Naples, Director of Cardiology Graphics and Chief of Clinical Cardiology in the Section of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lester B. Knight Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School and at Lakeside Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He also served as Chief of Cardiology and the Lassen Professor of Medicine at Tulane University Medical School. Dr. Talano is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and serves on the Council of Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Talano received his medical degree from Loyola University Medical School. He conducted his residency and cardiovascular fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Washington DC and also served a clinical fellowship in Cardiology at Tufts University Hospital in Boston. In addition, he holds a Masters in Management degree from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a retired Major in the US Army Reserve Medical Corp. Dr. Talano has authored over 150 original articles, chapters, and review articles. Dr. Talano is the past President of the Collier County Medical Society, current Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee and head of the Institutional Review Board for Naples Community Hospital.