Kalyanam Shivkumar has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Clinical Electrophysiology.
Shivkumar is a physician scientist who serves as the director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, as well as the university’s electrophysiology programs. He is a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and bioengineering at UCLA.
A specialist in interventional cardiac electrophysiology, Shivkumar has developed several innovative techniques for the catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and other cardiac interventions. His research work, both basic/translational and clinical, relates to mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in humans and the role of the autonomic nervous system in sudden cardiac death. Shivkumar has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and to the membership of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
“It is a rare honor and a privilege to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology,” Shivkumar said. “Our editorial team looks forward to seeking and publishing the very best science in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.”
Launched in 2015, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology is a monthly subspecialty journal encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The journal occupies a unique position by focusing primarily on the practicing clinical electrophysiologist’s need for context and critical information to direct therapeutic decision making.
Shivkumar’s first issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology will publish in July 2020.