Penn’s Deborah J. Culley, M.D., and Harvard’s James P. Rathmell, M.D., to serve as interim co-EICs
CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced that the term of Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., as editor-in-chief (EIC) of Anesthesiology, ASA’s peer-reviewed medical journal, is ending, effective today. Since 2016, Dr. Kharasch has led the journal in its mission to promote scientific discovery and knowledge in perioperative, critical care, and pain medicine to advance patient care.
Dr. Kharasch will focus his time on research and other scholarly pursuits at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where he is the Merel H. Harmel Professor of Anesthesiology. He also serves as vice chair for innovation for Duke Anesthesiology.
“During his tenure at the journal, Dr. Kharasch has expanded the richness and reach of Anesthesiology in terms of article quality and impact, content delivery, communication and comprehension,” said ASA President Michael W. Champeau, M.D., FAAP, FASA. “In addition to increasing the number of readers and expanding the ways they can engage with Anesthesiology, Dr. Kharasch has substantially improved the readability of the journal. We are grateful for his service to Anesthesiology, ASA, its members, and the specialty as a whole.”
Under Dr. Kharasch’s leadership, Anesthesiology:
“It has been an honor to serve as Anesthesiology’s editor-in-chief for the last seven years,” said Dr. Kharasch. “I am grateful for the contributions of the editors, authors and staff who have made the journal the best in our specialty. I am looking forward to dedicating more time to my research and advancing patient care.”
Dr. Kharasch will continue to serve Anesthesiology as its EIC emeritus.
ASA will retain a search firm and appoint a search committee to help identify candidates and select from among them the most promising to be the next EIC of Anesthesiology. More details will be released about the search for a permanent EIC as they become available.
Until the permanent EIC is hired, Deborah J. Culley, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, and James P. Rathmell, M.D., professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Health Care in Boston, will serve as interim co-EICs. Dr. Culley has most recently served as an executive editor of Anesthesiology; Dr. Rathmell, who also served as an executive editor, has most recently been the journal’s creative and multimedia editor. They will be assisted by a leadership team that includes:
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Date of last update: March 10, 2023