David J Moliterno to become editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has named David J Moliterno (Jack M Gill Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA) as the new editor-of-chief of the interventional cardiology journal, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. An ACC press release states that the journal covers the entire field of interventional cardiovascular medicine and is ranked among the top 10 cardiovascular journals for its scientific impact.

In addition to his role at the University of Kentucky, Moliterno is also a member of the interventional cardiology faculty at the Gill Heart Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. He has been involved with numerous investigational studies in cardiovascular medicine over the last two decades, with his primary research interest being in acute coronary syndromes. He serves, at present, as an associate editor for JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions and has been an active member of the ACC—including as a member of the Board of Governors, Strategic Education Committee, and the Interventional Section Leadership Council.

“Interventional cardiology is an ever-growing and exciting subspecialty in cardiovascular medicine that is essential to treating our sickest patients. I am honoured to be the next editor of this terrific journal at a time when so many important advancements are occurring in the field,” Moliterno comments.

He replaces Spencer B King III, who has served as editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions since the journal’s launch in 2008. The first issue under Moliterno’s editorship will publish in July 2017.