CHICAGO (September 26, 2016) – S. Andrew Josephson, M.D., F.A.N.A., F.A.A.N., of the University of California, San Francisco, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Neurology, one of 12 journals in the JAMA Network.
Dr. Josephson, a professor of neurology and senior executive vice chair of the department of neurology, will replace Roger N. Rosenberg, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, who has served as editor since 1997 of the journal formerly known as Archives of Neurology. The appointment is effective in January.
“I am tremendously excited about this opportunity and welcome the chance to join the JAMA family and continue the incredible record of excellence that Roger Rosenberg set during his 20 years as editor,” said Dr. Josephson, the Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor of Neurology at UCSF.
Since earning his medical degree at Washington University, St. Louis, Dr. Josephson has spent his career at UCSF, serving in a variety of roles since 2001. His current positions include directing UCSF’s neurohospitalist program, serving as medical director of inpatient neurology, and chairing the UCSF Medical Ethics Committee. Dr. Josephson’s areas of research include delirium and other cognitive deficits after neurologic injury, models of care delivery in neurology, and quality and safety for neurologically ill hospitalized patients.
As the new editor, Dr. Josephson has ambitious plans for JAMA Neurology. “We hope the journal can continue to grow into even more of a home for groundbreaking clinical trials, important translational research, and a flow of ideas and opinions that stimulate the neurologic community, while at the same time leveraging social media and our web-based platforms to be able to start a rich dialogue with our diverse readers,” Dr. Josephson said.
Dr. Josephson is the right fit in the eyes of JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, M.D. “The combination of Andy’s clinical and research skills and knowledge will make him an outstanding editor in chief,” Dr. Bauchner said.
Dr. Bauchner praised Dr. Rosenberg for two decades of service as journal editor. “It is difficult to say in a few words what Roger has meant to JAMA Neurology and me personally. He is wise, committed to the highest standards of publication, has ensured that JAMA Neurology is among the most influential publications in neurology, and has embraced the many changes of the past few years.”
Dr. Rosenberg called Dr. Josephson an “outstanding physician-scientist” who will carry on the mission of the journal. “I know he will continue to improve the respect and stature of the journal worldwide and provide our readers with the best new knowledge in clinical neurology and neuroscience. The baton is being passed and we are in good hands for the future,” Rosenberg said.
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