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Current Opinion in Cardiology:
Editorial introductions

Editorial introductions

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Current Opinion in Cardiology was launched in 1985. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of cardiology is divided into 14 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce two of the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Section Editors

Dr Braverman

Dr Braverman is a 1985 Alpha Omega Alpha Graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr Braverman also completed Cardiology Fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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In 1991, Dr Braverman joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he is currently Professor of Medicine. Dr Braverman is actively involved in the education of students, house staff and fellows at Washington University and serves as Director of the Inpatient Cardiology Firm at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has been awarded Teacher of the Year Award by the Internal Medicine Residents on four occasions and the Clinical Teacher of the Year Award by the Washington University Medical Students Class of 2004.

Dr Braverman is a Clinical Cardiologist and has a strong clinical interest in diseases of the aorta and Marfan syndrome. He is the Director of the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Washington University and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the National Marfan Foundation. Dr Braverman is actively involved in clinical research on Marfan syndrome and aortic diseases.

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Peter H Stone, MD

Peter H Stone, MD is Co-Director of the Samuel A Levine Cardiac Unit, and Director of the Clinical Trials Center, Co-Director of the Center for Clinical Investigation at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Dr Stone's research interests are in evaluating and managing patients with acute and chronic coronary artery disease. He directs the BWH Research Ambulatory ECG (Holter) Core Laboratory to investigate the significance of myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary syndromes. He also directs the Vascular Profiling Laboratory that has been developing new in-vivo methodologies to identify the nature of coronary plaque progression and vascular remodeling. Accurate prediction of specific sites of coronary disease progression may allow for pre-emptive therapeutic strategies to avert adverse cardiac events.

He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Medical Degree from Cornell University. He completed Internal Medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco, and then did a Clinical Cardiology Fellowship at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He came to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital as a Cardiology Research Fellow and he has remained at Brigham & Women's Hospital.

He is past President of the Boston Chapter of the American Heart Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

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