Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD ScM is a member of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Division of Cardiology and a member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. He is chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.As chair of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Lloyd-Jones is at the helm of one of the top preventive medicine departments in the country. He is also the director of the Program for Cardiovascular Risk Estimation, Communication, and Prevention at the Feinberg School and the interim director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern.His special interests include general cardiology and cardiovascular disease prevention, including acute and chronic coronary disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and risk factor modification and general prevention of cardiovascular disease. His research interests are cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A major focus of his work has been the investigation of lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases and factors that modify those risks. He also studies cardiovascular disease risk estimation using novel biomarkers, imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, and the epidemiology of hypertension.Dr. Lloyd-Jones attended medical school at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, where he was chief medical resident from 1995 until 1996. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease.