Raul Santos is the Director of the Lipid Clinic at the Heart Institute and associate professor of the University of São Paulo (USP) Medical School. Brazil. He is also the Scientific Advisor of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo. Currently he is the president of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). After completing his training in cardiology Dr. Santos obtained master and PhD degrees in food science at the USP pharmacy school. His research interests include lipid metabolism. severe forms of genetic dyslipidemias. especially FH and HDL deficiency. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and imaging in atherosclerosis focusing on vascular calcification. He has published more than 280 papers in peer-review journals like the Lancet. The New England Journal of Medicine. Atherosclerosis. ATVB. Circulation. The European Heart Journal. JACC. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Journal of Lipid Research. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology among others. In addition. he is one of the associate editors of Atherosclerosis. the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. He has received a lifetime membership recognition award from the National Lipid Association. a career achievement award from Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis (OSLA) and. a Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award from the American Heart Association.