Dr. Colan obtained his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by medical degree from Boston University. His pediatric internship and residency took place at Massachusetts General Hospital, following which he stayed on as Chief Resident for an additional year. He then moved across town to Boston Children’s Hospital for a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiologist and then stayed on as a staff cardiologist with the Department of Cardiology. His roles within the department have included echocardiography, clinical cardiologist subspecializing in cardiomyopathy, and a clinical researcher. He sees patients with congenital heart disease but primarily specializes in heart muscle disease, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cardiomyopathies and secondary forms of cardiomyopathy related to muscular dystrophy, cancer therapy, and genetic syndromes. He served as director of the Division of Noninvasive Cardiology from 1994 to 2006, as Associate Chief of Cardiology from 2006-2015, and is now the Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Colan’s research has centered non-invasive methods for assessing cardiac disease including cardiomyopathy and the clinical evaluation, natural history, and response to therapy in the various forms of cardiomyopathy.