Eberlein named editor of surgery journal

Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., director of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

The journal is a monthly peer-reviewed journal that publishes original contributions on all aspects of surgery and is the official scientific publication of the American College of Surgeons. It is one of the largest surgical journals in the world, with more than 66,000 subscribers.

“It is a tremendous honor to assume the leadership of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons,” Eberlein said.

“The journal is approaching 100 years of publishing important findings that directly influence the science and art of surgery. The challenge for the journal, which represents the largest and most broadly based surgical organization, is to become even more meaningful for all our members and to do so in the context of the electronic age.”

Since 1998, Eberlein has been the Bixby Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor. He also is surgeon in chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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