New Journal JAMA Cardiology to Debut in 2016; Bonow Named Editor in Chief


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CHICAGO – The JAMA Network will launch a new journal, JAMA Cardiology, and has named Robert O. Bonow, M.D., Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, as editor in chief.


JAMA Cardiology represents another important addition to the JAMA family. Progress in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease has been substantial. Yet much work remains. Like other journals in the JAMA family, this journal will include original research, opinion pieces, and short and long review articles. Bob Bonow is the perfect inaugural editor in chief, a world renowned cardiologist with vast research and clinical experience. He has assembled an outstanding group of senior editors and editorial board members,” said Howard Bauchner, M.D., editor in chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network.


When JAMA Cardiology premieres in early 2016, it will be the 12th journal in the JAMA Network, which includes JAMA and 10 other specialty journals. All JAMA Cardiology content – research, reviews and opinions – will be published online each week on Wednesday and then published in a monthly print and online issue. JAMA Cardiology will focus on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including epidemiology and prevention, diagnostic testing, interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics, translational research, health care policy and outcomes, and global health.


“Extending the JAMA Network editorial franchise to serve the worldwide cardiology community—serving physicians engaged in advancing both the science and practice of cardiology—is a rare opportunity and pleasure. Supported by the strength of the JAMA Network and first-rate, forward-thinking editorial leadership, JAMA Cardiology will be a leader in the field beginning in 2016,” said Thomas J. Easley, publisher of JAMA and the JAMA Network.


As the journal’s founding editor, Dr. Bonow brings extensive experience to his new role. In addition to serving as the Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, he is vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the department’s Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. From 1992 to 2011, he served as chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is currently an attending physician. Dr. Bonow is recognized for his research and teaching in a variety of cardiac diseases, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and heart failure. He has published more than 500 articles and 100 book chapters and is one of the four principal editors of Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Bonow is past president of the American Heart Association and a Master of the American College of Cardiology and Master of the American College of Physicians. Among his honors are the National Institutes of Health Director’s Award and the U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Medal and Outstanding Service Medal. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


“I am very excited to join the JAMA leadership team and to serve as editor in chief as we launch JAMA Cardiology. I look forward to the development of a cutting-edge journal in cardiovascular medicine that will serve both the research and clinical communities, with the goals to advance science, educate our readers, inform the practice of cardiology, and influence health care policy,” said Dr. Bonow.


Existing institutional customers will have free online access to JAMA Cardiology in 2016. Individual physicians and other health care professionals can purchase an online subscription or access content for free on the JAMA Network Reader.


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Robert O. Bonow, M.D.