JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Names New Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Y.S. Chandrashekhar to lead journal

Contact: Rachel Cagan, rcagan@acc.org, 202-375-6395

WASHINGTON (Jan 11, 2017) -

The American College of Cardiology has named Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MD, DM, FACC, as the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging publishes research articles on current and future clinical applications of noninvasive and invasive imaging techniques and is ranked among the top ten cardiovascular journals for its scientific impact. It is also rated as the best imaging journal across all radiology and specialty journals.

Chandrashekhar’s term will begin with the July 2017 print issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. He replaces Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, who has served as editor since the journal first launched in 2008. 

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging has established itself as one of the premier cardiovascular journals in the world,” Chandrashekhar said. “Dr. Narula’s astute leadership has positioned the journal as the “go to” resource in cardiovascular imaging and I look forward to continuing the outstanding work of Dr. Narula and his staff in highlighting the most important research in the field of cardiovascular imaging.”

Chandrashekhar is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has had a long association with the JACC family of journals having been the executive editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and an associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  He has been a physician investigator for over 20 years funded by federal agencies as well as other grant agencies. He continues to be an active member of multiple grant review committees including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Chandrashekhar recently completed his term as chair of the Cardiology Merit Review study section of the VA and is on the Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) of the World Heart Federation. He directs the cardiovascular imaging laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis with clinical interests in multiple imaging modalities. He was also an author of the 2015 multimodality imaging guidelines in COCATS 4. He has published extensively in leading medical journals.

The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the most widely read cardiovascular journal in the world and is the top ranked cardiovascular journal for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals that publish peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and JACC: Heart Failure also rank among the top ten cardiovascular journals for impact. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Basic to Translational Science are the newest journals in the JACC family. Learn more at JACC.org.


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