Dr. Michael Fowler is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.;Dr. Fowler attended the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London, England. He has been elected to be a fellow in the Royal College of Physicians. He came to Stanford University on a British Heart Foundation, American Heart Association reciprocal fellowship award.;Dr. Fowler was appointed to the faculty in 1982. He is former Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiomyopathy Center.;Dr. Fowler has specialized in the treatment and research related to heart failure for over 35 years. He played an important role in the development of beta blocking drugs to treat heart failure and has also participated in most and the major studies that have led to our current comprehensive treatment for heart failure with drugs and devices. He is an expert in evaluating patients who may benefit from cardiac transplantation or mechanical support therapy.