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WASHINGTON (Feb 25, 2020) -
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Shivkumar is a physician scientist who serves as the director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, as well as the university’s electrophysiology programs. He is a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and bioengineering at UCLA.
A specialist in interventional cardiac electrophysiology, Shivkumar has developed several innovative techniques for the catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and other cardiac interventions. His research work, both basic/translational and clinical, relates to mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in humans and the role of the autonomic nervous system in sudden cardiac death. Shivkumar has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and to the membership of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
“It is a rare honor and a privilege to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology,” Shivkumar said. “Our editorial team looks forward to seeking and publishing the very best science in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.”
Launched in 2015, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology is a monthly subspecialty journal encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The journal occupies a unique position by focusing primarily on the practicing clinical electrophysiologist’s need for context and critical information to direct therapeutic decision making. It aims to publish only the highest caliber papers and authors, focusing on content that advances the field.
Shivkumar’s first issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology will publish in July 2020.
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 and JACC: CardioOncology—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.