Julius M. Gardin (M.D. 1972, Residency 1975) is the St. John Guild Distinguished Chair and chief of the Division of Cardiology at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and professor of medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has held numerous visiting professorships nationally and internationally, and has been an invited lecturer on topics related to echocardiography and clinical cardiology around the world. He has served as president of the American Society of Echocardiography, the International Cardiac Doppler Society and the Council on Geriatric Cardiology. His research focuses on the use of echocardiography and other non-invasive tests to evaluate the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.