World-renowned cardiologist and researcher Valentin Fuster, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), the flagship journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
“JACC has long been committed to bringing the newest and most innovative research to cardiovascular professionals, and Fuster brings unmatched prestige and expertise to the role of editor and we trust he will continue and expand on this tradition,” said ACC president John G Harold, cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, USA.
Fuster, who will assume the editor position in 2014, has received numerous honours in the cardiovascular field, including the ACC’s Distinguished Scientist Award and Distinguished Teacher Award. He is currently director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician in chief at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, UAS. In addition, he also serves as the director of the Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai.
Fuster brings experience as both an author and editor to his position with JACC, including serving as editor in chief of Nature Reviews Cardiology in April 2009, according to a press release. As a researcher and philanthropist, he has made significant contributions to the field of cardiology through his work as lead of the FREEDOM trial, the largest funded study of diabetes, and the development of the SHE Foundation, which promotes healthy habits through education and communication.
Fuster replaces Anthony DeMaria (professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, USA), who has served as the editor in chief of JACC since 2002. Fuster will begin transitioning into the position in January, officially beginning a five-year term on 1 July.