Dr. Decker Weiss left a successful cardiology practice to accept a position as Senior Fellow for Artis Research. Dr. Weiss brings a combination of third world and conflict zone medical work (Haiti and Tibet) with medical research (HIV, Cardiovascular, and Immune) to Artis, while he develops the new Artis Center for Medicine and Field Research in Conflict and Distressed Areas. Dr. Weiss went to Western Illinois University for his undergraduate work, and performed his graduate biochemistry at Grand Canyon University. After medical school Dr. Weiss performed his internship, residency, and fellowship in the Columbia Hospital System, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart hospital. Dr. Weiss is considered a world wide expert in disease prevention, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical approaches to chronic disease, and maternal, infant, and children’s nutrition.