HUGH A. McALLISTER, JR. retired as chief of the Department of Pathology at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston and chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Texas Heart Institute. He was clinical professor of pathology at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and clinical professor of surgery at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences. He is President of The McAllister Foundation and is active with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Also, he is the Founder and President of the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina. McAllister received a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina.