Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, Named New Editor-in-Chief of JACC: Heart Failure

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Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JACC: Heart Failure. Bozkurt, an advanced heart failure specialist, previously served as one of the heart failure section editors for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and is a past chair of ACC’s Heart Failure and Transplant Member Section and Leadership Council.

“I am honored to be selected as the editor-in-chief of JACC: Heart Failure,” Bozkurt said. “My vision is for the journal to play a vital and transformative role through dissemination of the highest quality science and knowledge across the whole spectrum of heart failure care. I look forward to working with colleagues worldwide and being a part of the JACC Journals family.”

Bozkurt serves as the Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, as well as director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, associate provost of faculty affairs, senior associate dean for faculty development and vice-chair of medicine at Baylor. Bozkurt is a past president of the Heart Failure Society of America.

“Dr. Bozkurt brings a wealth of experience and expertise in heart failure to her editorship, which will undoubtedly serve to further advance the content and quality,” said ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC. “Her addition to the slate of editors of the JACC family of journals, with their range of diverse backgrounds and ideas, will strengthen the impact of the journals in realizing the College’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.”

Bozkurt joins the growing number of women at the helm of JACC Journals, including Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, editor-in-chief of JACC: Case Reports; Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, editor-in-chief of JACC: CardioOncology; and Candice Silversides, MD, editor-in-chief of JACC: Advances. She will build upon the legacy of the previous editor, Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, MACC, who has served in his role since the journal’s inception. As editor-in-chief, O’Connor has overseen the successful publication of nine volumes and has grown the journal to be recognized as one of the top 11 English-language cardiovascular journals worldwide with an Impact Factor of 12.

The first issue under Bozkurt’s editorship will publish in July 2022. To learn more about the JACC family of journals, visit

Clinical Topics: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Acute Heart Failure

Keywords: Academies and Institutes, Cardiovascular System, Heart Failure, Cardiology, Journal Impact Factor, Leadership

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