Steven Colan graduated with a degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and got his MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1984. Since that time he has worked as a staff cardiologist and clinical researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to being the Donald C. Fyler Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Steven is a fellows of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography. The primary focus of Dr. Colan’s research relates to the investigation of myocardial mechanics. These activities have included investigations of basic physiology, development and verification of new indices of ventricular and myocardial performance, and clinical studies of ventricular function in children with congenital and acquired heart disease. His clinical area of primary interest is the care of children with cardiomyopathy and he has participated in many NIH-funded research grants in this filed. Dr. Colan lives in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.