Pedro A. Jose, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Physiology, The George Washington University of School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Jose received his MD degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, in 1965 and his PhD degree in Physiology from Georgetown University, in 1976. The primary goal of Dr. Jose’s research is to determine the genetic and pharmacogenetic bases of human essential hypertension and the metabolic syndrome. He has 380 publications. Dr. Jose has received several academic and research awards, including the 2015 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research (American Heart Association).