Dr. Farouc Jaffer graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and received in M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania of Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. During this period, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Molecular Imaging Research at MGH, directed by Dr. Ralph Weissleder. In 2003, he joined the Cardiology Division and CMIR. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Interventional Cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaffer is a Principal Investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Director of Vascular Imaging in the Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Program in CMIR.