CardioNerds (Amit Goyal, Daniel Ambinder, Carine Hamo, and Karan Desai) are honored to bring to you the Braunwald Chronicles. These are stories of discovery, innovation, accidents, perseverance, and more…truly these are the stories of cardiology, directly from a father of modern cardiology himself, Dr. Eugene Braunwald. Dr. Braunwald’s life and stories together are the saga which have brought us to this day in modern cardiology. So please join us for the Braunwald Chronicles, as we journey through the history of cardiology, across 6 extraordinary chapters. We begin with Chapter 1: At The Right Place, At The Right Time & With The Right People. We learn about how serendipitous events in Dr. Braunwald’s early days, paired with his incredible grit & brilliance got him to the NIH where he quickly became the chief of cardiology at the of age 31, the precipice to an illustrious career ahead. We thank Dr. Karan Desai, Editorial APD with the CardioNerds Academy, and fellow at University of Maryland, for all the work he put into designing the Braunwald Chronicles. A very special thanks Dr. Randall Starling, advanced heart failure faculty at the Cleveland Clinic, former President of HFSA, and a dedicated mentor and support to CardioNerds for introducing us to Dr. Eugene Braunwald and for providing the following introduction. Audio editing by Pace Wetstein.