William M. Pardridge, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a BS in Chemistry from UCLA in 1969, obtained an MD from Pennsylvania State University in 1974, completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in 1976, completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the UCLA Medical Center, was appointed Asst. Prof. of Medicine at UCLA in 1978, and was promoted to Professor of Medicine at UCLA in 1985. He is a former NIH Research Career Development Award recipient, was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1981, served on the NIH Endocrinology Study Section from 1983 to 1989, is an alumni fellow of the Pennsylvania State University, and is certified in both Internal Medicine and the Endocrinology and Metabolism Sub-Specialty by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pardridge's awards include the Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society, the Meritorius Manuscript Award for most outstanding paper published in Pharmaceutical Research by the American Association for Pharmaceutical Research in 1997 and again in 2004, and the Tenth Annual Horace Magoun Lecture of the UCLA Brain Research Institute in 1999. Dr. Pardridge is the author or editor of five books and nearly 400 journal articles published in the blood-brain barrier field.