|Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
The ACC recently named Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC,
as the next editor-in-chief of the College’s flagship Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
. He will serve a five-year term beginning July 2014, replacing Anthony DeMaria, MD, MACC,
who has served as the editor-in-chief of JACC
"I am deeply honored to be selected as the next editor-in-chief of JACC by the American College of Cardiology and my fellow peers in cardiovascular medicine," Fuster said. "I am excited about this very prestigious and important leadership role overseeing the vital research findings published weekly in one of the world's leading cardiology journals, which truly make a daily difference in advancing the field of cardiology and the care of patients in the United States and worldwide. I look forward to starting my term early next year."
Fuster is the director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician-in-chief at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In addition, he also serves as the director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai. Fuster received the ACC’s Distinguished Scientist Award and Distinguished Teacher Award, and in 2012 was named a "Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine" at the ACC’s 61st Annual Scientific Session.
Among his numerous other accomplishments, Fuster brings experience as both an author and editor to his position with JACC, including serving as editor-in-chief of Nature Reviews Cardiology in April 2009. He is the director of the ACC’s renowned New York Cardiovascular Symposium, which he has since expanded to Brazil and India. He also led the FREEDOM trial , the largest funded study of diabetes, and developed the SHE Foundation which focuses on improving health through education and communication. More recently he was the inspiration for a Muppet doctor on Barrio Sésamo: Monstrous Supersanos, the Spanish version of Sesame Street.
"JACC has long been committed to bringing the newest and most innovative research to cardiovascular professionals, and Dr. Fuster brings unmatched prestige and expertise to the role of editor and we trust he will continue and expand on this tradition," said ACC President John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC.