WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-renowned cardiologist and researcher Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the nation's leading source of clinical information in the area of cardiovascular medicine and the flagship journal of the American College of Cardiology.
"JACC has long been committed to bringing the newest and most innovative research to cardiovascular professionals, and Dr. 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, MD, MACC.
Dr. Fuster, who will assume the editor position in 2014, has received numerous honors 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. 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.
Dr. 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. 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.
Dr. Fuster replaces Anthony DeMaria, MD, MACC, who has served as the editor-in-chief of JACC since 2002. Dr. Fuster will begin transitioning into the position in January, officially beginning a five-year term on July 1.
JACC, published by Elsevier Inc., is the most widely read cardiovascular journal in the world and among the most highly cited. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of cardiovascular disease.
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The College is a 43,000-member medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards, and guidelines. The ACC provides professional education, operates national registries to measure and improve quality of care, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit cardiosource.org/ACC.
SOURCE American College of Cardiology