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Gerald M Pohost, MD, was born and grew up in Washington, DC. For 10 years he taught cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He was the Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama in Birmingham for 14 years and the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California for 5 years. Dr. Pohost is internationally considered to be a pioneer in the fields of nuclear cardiology (for his work on the basic principals and clinical applications of Thallium-201 for imaging of the heart) and magnetic resonance imaging of the heart. He organized two major societies for magnetic resonance imaging: The Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1982 (the other organizers were Paul C Lauterbur, PhD (nobel laureate); Tom Budinger, MD, PhD, University of California, Berkely; Alex Marguilis, MD, University of California, San Francisco, and Britton Chance, PhD, University of Pennsylvania) and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in 1997. He was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, on the Editorial Boards of numerous cardiology and imaging journals including Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is the author of more than 300 manuscripts and 10 books mainly focused on cardiovascular imaging.