Following the recent announcement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that David J Moliterno is to become the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, the society has now named YS Chandrashekhar as the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. It says that Chandrashekhar’s term will begin with the July 2017 print issue of the journal and that he replaces Jagat Narula, who has served as editor since the journal first launched in 2008.
According to the ACC, Chandrashekhar is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota (USA). He has had a long association with the JACC family of journals having been the executive editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and an associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a physician investigator for over 20 years, funded by federal agencies as well as other grant agencies. He continues to be an active member of multiple grant review committees including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging publishes research articles on current and future clinical applications of noninvasive and invasive imaging techniques. An ACC press release notes that the journal is ranked among the top 10 cardiovascular journals for its scientific impact and that it is also rated as the best imaging journal across all radiology and specialty journals.
Chandrashekhar comments: “JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging has established itself as one of the premier cardiovascular journals in the world. Dr Narula’s astute leadership has positioned the journal as the “go to” resource in cardiovascular imaging and I look forward to continuing the outstanding work of Dr Narula and his staff in highlighting the most important research in the field of cardiovascular imaging.”