JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Names Kalyanam Shivkumar as Next Editor-in-Chief
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named as the next editor-in-chief of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Dr. Shivkumar is a physician scientist who serves as the director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, as well as the university’s electrophysiology programs. He is a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and bioengineering at UCLA.
A specialist in interventional cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Shivkumar has developed several innovative techniques for the catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and other cardiac interventions. His research work, both basic/translational and clinical, relates to mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in humans and the role of the autonomic nervous system in sudden cardiac death. Dr. Shivkumar has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and to the membership of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
Launched in 2015, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology is monthly subspecialty journal encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The Journal occupies a unique position by focusing primarily on the practicing clinical electrophysiologist’s need for context and critical information to direct therapeutic decision making; and aims to publish only the highest caliber papers and authors with a concentration on advancing the field.
“It is a rare honor and a privilege to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACC Clinical Electrophysiology,” said Dr. Shivkumar. “Our editorial team looks forward to seeking and publishing the very best science in the field of cardiac arrhythmias.”
Dr. Shivkumar’s first issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology will publish in July 2020.