Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine/cardiology and a board-certified, full-time cardiologist at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She holds the John C. Mazziotta Term Chair in Medicine and was honored to be named Cardiologist of the Year by the California chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in 2017. Dr. Watson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, and her PhD in physiology from UCLA. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at UCLA and continued there as part of the UCLA Specialty Training and Academic Research program and as chief fellow in cardiovascular diseases at UCLA.