Dr. Rubenfire is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science and medical degree at Wayne State University. Following his residency training in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, he completed a clinical and NIH research fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, Dr. Rubenfire was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Sinai Hospital, and a Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenfire is a pioneer in coronary disease prevention having developed the first cardiac rehabilitation and lipid management program in Michigan in the 1980's. Since coming to the University in 1991, he has served as the Director of Preventive Cardiology. In addition to his cardiology practice, he is active in the education of students and advanced trainees and cardiovascular research with over 200 publications in medical journals. He is responsible for developing the Pulmonary Hypertension, Lipid Management and the Metabolic Fitness Programs. His clinical and research interests include coronary risk assessment and treatment, alternatives for enhancing quality of life and reducing morbidity and mortality in coronary disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He has developed a unique multidisciplinary team at the University with a focus on prevention. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association of Michigan, as Michigan Governor for the American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians, and presently serves on the Prevention Committee of the American College of Cardiology. He was the 2001 recipient of the Maimonides Award given for his leadership in health care and education. Dr. Rubenfire and his wife Diane have two children and five grandchildren. They love spending time with family and friends, enjoy the theatre, and have traveled extensively. He is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and practices the lifestyle he recommends.