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Born and schooled in Australia, Dr. Bloomfield continued his cardiology training at the Hallstrom Institute in Sydney in 1960, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee in 1963 and the Heart Hospital in London until 1967. He then directed the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York until taking the Chair of Medicine at Richmond University Medical Center in 1975. On retirement from clinical practice in 2012, he became the Director of Clinical Research at the same institution. His academic titles at New York Medical College are Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Dean. His cardiological interests and research were initially catheterization oriented with studies in left ventricular function, pulmonary embolism and valvular disease. Major contributions were in Indicator Dilution theory and practice, transseptal catheterization technique, foreign body retrieval from the heart and the limitation of radiation exposure. More recent studies have centered on white coat hypertension. In his capacity as Clinical Research Director, mentoring, teaching and supervising hospital research has occupied the last fifteen years. Dr. Bloomfield lives with his wife in Staten Island, overlooking the Verrazano Bridge but his three daughters and grandchildren are scattered around the globe. He remains active with tennis, golf, sailing and flying and makes much use of the cultural opportunities that only New York City can provide.