David G Reuter, MD, PhD trained in pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh after completing his doctoral work in the bioengineering center at Purdue University. His clinical responsibilities focus on patients presenting to the emergency department or urgent care. In parallel with his clinical work, Dr Reuter invented and developed the technique of percutaneous mitral annuloplasty to care for patients with heart failure and mitral regurgitation. He has lectured and proctored cases worldwide on this novel therapy. More recently, he has joined the heart center to spearhead their cardiac innovations center.