Charles H. Chesnut III, MD, FACP is Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a medical degree from the University of Florida Medical Center with an internal medicine residency and a nuclear medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Chesnut's clinical and research career over the past 40 years at the University of Washington has focused on metabolic bone disease, primarily osteoporosis. He is an author of approximately 100 publications dealing with the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. Dr. Chesnut is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Founding Trustee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and a frequent past consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. Currently, Dr. Chesnut continues to provide care to patients with osteoporosis but also is pursuing a degree in English literature (undoubtedly helpful in understanding the motivations and directions of medical research and practice).