Dr. Wataru Shimizu Announced as Deputy Editor of JACC: Asia

Japan-based physician scientist among prestigious representatives of cardiovascular health to serve on Journal’s editorial board

Contact: Dana Kauffman, dkauffman@acc.org, 202-375-6294

WASHINGTON (Feb 08, 2021) -

Wataru Shimizu, MD, PhD, has been named a deputy editor of JACC: Asia, the American College of Cardiology’s newest journal, which will feature original articles, cutting-edge technology manuscripts and clinical practice guidelines centered on Asian populations and by Asian authors.

Shimizu currently serves as a professor and chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo. He is also the visiting director of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan.

A distinguished cardiologist, Shimizu’s primary research interest has been in cardiac arrhythmias, particularly inherited arrhythmia syndromes and sudden cardiac death. As a primary or co-primary investigator, Shimizu has conducted many clinical and basic research on inherited arrhythmia, such as congenital long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome.  Shimizu has also contributed to many national and international guidelines and expert consensus statements on inherited arrhythmia syndromes and pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

“It is highly rewarding to be able to serve as a deputy editor of JACC: Asia,” Shimizu said. “I look forward to working together with the Journal’s editorial board members and with research authors in the East Asia region to publish manuscripts that are significant in the cardiovascular health field. Our goal with JACC: Asia is to help advance cardiovascular care and prevent cardiovascular disease in these Asian populations.”

Shimizu will be one of three deputy editors for the journal. Dong Zhao, MD, PhD, professor of preventive cardiology at the Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases; and Duk-Woo Park, MD, PhD, division of cardiology of the Asan Medical Center at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, will also serve as deputy editors.

Jian’an Wang, MD, PhD, FACC, was announced as the inaugural editor-of-chief of JACC: Asia in December.

JACC: Asia is currently finalizing its editorial board that will include representatives specializing in cardiovascular health from across the East Asia region. The Journal will begin publishing manuscripts in the next few months.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Case Reports, JACC: CardioOncology and JACC: Asia—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.


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