John McMurray is Professor of Medical Cardiology and Deputy Director (Clinical) of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. Professor McMurray received his MB ChB (Hons) and M.D. degrees from the University of Manchester. He has chaired and participated in numerous clinical trial executive/steering and data- monitoring committees and currently chairs the event adjudication group at Glasgow University, which has served as the endpoint committee for many trials. Professor McMurray was the lead author of the World Health Organization and first Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Guidelines on the Management of Heart Failure. In addition, he was a member of the 2008 European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Guidelines Task Force, Chair of the 2012 Task Force, a member of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Heart Failure Guidelines Committee, and a member of the 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Acute Heart Failure Guideline Committee. He is a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and sits on the editorial boards of several leading cardiovascular journals, including the European Heart Journal and Circulation. He has published over 750 original papers, reviews, and book chapters. Professor McMurray and Professor Salim Yusuf were jointly awarded the 8th Arrigo Recordati International Prize for Scientific Research in June 2015. Professor McMurray was awarded the MacKenzie medal of the British Cardiovascular Society and the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases in June 2017. Professor McMurray was included in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 listing of Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson- Reuters. He is a member of NICE Appraisal Committee A.