Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Dr. Mitchell W. Krucoff graduated Yale University in 1976 Magna Cum Laude with a degree in religious studies. He earned his M.D. from George Washington University in 1980, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is an interventional cardiologist at Duke University Medical Center, fully tenured as a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology. With 30 years of clinical research he serves as Director of the Cardiovascular Devices Unit at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and is a special government employee of the United States FDA, from which he received a Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Through two memos of understanding between Duke and FDA, Dr. Krucoff directs both the Critical Path Cardiac Safety Research Consortium and the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) Coordinating Center. Internationally he is the co-Director of the Japan-USA Harmonization By Doing international regulatory affairs group, a founding member of the Global Harmonization Task Force Working Group 5. Dr. Krucoff is also the founder and Director DCRI eECG Core Laboratories. In 2008 he was awarded the honorary Hein JJ Wellens Professorship by the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.