Dr. Cutlip earned his M.D. from the University of South Florida, completed internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut and fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Cutlip is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Section Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a senior investigator at Baim Institute for Clinical Research where his research is related to design and outcomes of clinical trials of coronary, valvular, and peripheral vascular intervention. He has also had a research interest in clinical event adjudication methods and has developed many of the operating procedures for Baim Institute in this area. In 2006, he co-founded the Academic Research Consortium, which has promoted standardization of endpoints and clinical trial methods for cardiac device clinical trials among academic research organizations, industry sponsors and regulatory agencies.