Renu Virmani, MD currently serves as President and Medical Director, CVPath, International Registry of Pathology in Gaithersburg, MD. She is recognized as one of the leaders in the search for diagnostic and treatment therapies for vulnerable plaque. Dr. Virmani is also Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology at Georgetown University, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Uniform University of Health Sciences and Vanderbilt University. She is responsible for multiple research grants in the field of pathology – most recently, a $1.3 million grant from the NIH for plaque progression, apoptosis, and inflammation. Dr. Virmani is an active lecturer and has authored over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of atherosclerosis and vulnerable plaque, stents, and other cardiovascular diseases. She has received honorary awards that include the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Outstanding Meritorious Service as Chief of Cardiovascular Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1979-1981). Dr. Virmani received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, in New Delhi, India.