Elsevier Announces New Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine

Douglas P. Zipes, M.D.

Philadelphia, March 19, 2014

Douglas P. Zipes, M.D., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, Elsevier announced today. Dr. Zipes will succeed Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2004.

Douglas P. Zipes, M.D., serves as a Distinguished Professor at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University. He has also held other positions at Indiana University, including Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1994 and Director of the Cardiology Division at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology.

Dr. Zipes received his B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College, his M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and his postgraduate training at Duke University Medical Center. A past chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is the past president of several professional organizations, including the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, the Association of University Cardiologists, the Heart Rhythm Society, and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Zipes is a specialist on the research and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and led the team that developed the very first implantable cardioverter. Among many contributions, he pioneered an alcohol ablation catheterization technique that cures some arrhythmias and is a specialist in many arrhythmia areas, including sudden death.

Dr. Zipes was the founding editor of HeartRhythm; is the editor of Elsevier’s Practice Update: Cardiology; and has authored over 800 articles and 24 textbooks, including Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to BedsideClinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology, and Electrocardiography of Arrhythmias In addition, he writes a regular column for the Saturday Evening Post called “Heart Health: Ask Dr. Zipes.”

Dr. Zipes stated, “I am honored to become editor of TCM. It is my goal to make it a valuable addition to the educational choices for clinicians and basic scientists in cardiology. A unique feature will be to link PracticeUpdate/Cardiology and Braunwald’s Heart Disease in this educational effort.”


About Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine provides in-depth state-of-the-art reviews of scientific advances in cardiovascular medicine, written and critiqued by internationally known experts. Articles present an authoritative understanding on a range of topics, including basic mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of heart and blood vessel disorders for clinicians and basic scientists. Topics offer insights into all aspects of cardiology, ranging from arrhythmias to vasculopathies.

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