Ron Waksman, MD, FACC, is Associate Director, Division of Cardiology at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Director of Experimental Angioplasty and Emerging Technologies for the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CRI) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. With nearly 30 years of experience in leading-edge medical technologies, Dr. Waksman is a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and is a highly sought after Principal Investigator for pre-clinical and clinical studies conducted in the United States and abroad.

His current research interests include bioabsorbable/ biodegradable stents, lipid sciences, and gene cell therapy. Dr. Waksman has authored/co-authored 310 published manuscripts and over 230 abstracts. He is the Author/co-Author of more than 20 book chapters and Editor/co-Editor of six books in the field of cardiology. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (Including Molecular Interventions) and is on the editorial boards of numerous prominent scientific Journals including: Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and the American Journal of Cardiology.

In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Waksman is a Professor of Medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University, co-Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Director of the annual Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) meeting, an event that presents multiple, concurrent scientific meetings to medical and industry professionals in the field of cardiology. Dr. Waksman is an active member of several prominent international and national professional societies, and is the recipient of awards and honors for his expertise in brachytherapy, interventional cardiology, and clinical investigation.

He earned his medical degree from the Ben Gurion University in Israel, and completed residencies in medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology at Hadassah University in Jerusalem, Israel. Subsequently, Dr. Waksman completed a four-year fellowship in cardiology/interventional cardiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.