Harlan M. Krumholz Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Contact: Olivia Walther, owalther@acc.org,

WASHINGTON (Dec 07, 2023) -

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC

Globally esteemed cardiologist and researcher, Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the nation’s leading source of clinical research in the field of cardiovascular medicine and the flagship journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“The opportunities ahead for JACC to be a force of good for our patients, our profession and society are enormous,” Krumholz said. “JACC has the potential to shape the future of cardiology. I am eager to engage with our community worldwide to build on its past successes and find new ways to contribute to achieving ever better patient outcomes and more equitable, effective, efficient and evidence-based clinical care.”

Krumholz is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He brings years of experience in leading roles to his position with JACC, including serving as founding editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; founding editor of CardioExchange, a scientific social media platform of the New England Journal of Medicine; and editor of Journal Watch Cardiology of the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, he co-founded medRxiv, a leading preprint server for clinical medicine.


Renowned for his work in enhancing healthcare, Krumholz has helped shape modern cardiology by applying science in digital innovations, furthering equity, advancing patient-centric research and clinical care and fostering integrity in medical research. He is one of the world’s top cited medical scientists and has authored more than 1,500 papers to date. In addition, he is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is globally recognized for his national and international contributions to cardiovascular care.

“I will emphasize inclusion, impact, and inspiration, positioning the journal to provide evidence and wisdom to guide us through a rapidly evolving landscape of cardiology, as we seek to maximize the possibilities for great advances and mitigate, and even avoid, the potential for harm,” he said. 

Krumholz will begin transitioning into the position in January 2024, officially beginning his five-year term on July 1, 2024. He will build on the foundations established by current JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC.

“Harlan’s creativity will allow JACC to positively evolve with these rapidly changing times,” Fuster said. “I am excited to see JACC under his Editorship.”

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at www.ACC.org or follow @ACCinTouch.

The ACC’s family of JACC Journals rank among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for scientific impact. The flagship journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) — and family of specialty journals consisting of JACC: Advances, JACC: Asia, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: CardioOncology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Case Reports, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Heart Failure — pride themselves on publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.

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