Choukri Mekkaoui currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and is a world-renowned expert in cardiac diffusion imaging. Classically trained in France as a physicist and mathematician, Choukri approaches his work in healthcare through the lens of a physicist. His multidisciplinary expertise led to significant breakthroughs in medical imaging methods and technologies including multimodality imaging and diffusion. These are developments that will help us understand chronic diseases and detect them early enough to save lives. Choukri obtained his PhD in Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure and has 12 other degrees in fields ranging from mechanics and physiology to signal processing.