Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology was launched in 1989. 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 obstetrics and gynecology is divided into nine 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 the Journal's Section Editor for this issue.
Dr Arici received his medical degree from Istanbul Medical School in Turkey, and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York City, USA. His postgraduate training also included a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, USA. He is currently Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and the Director of Women's Health Department at Anadolu Foundation Health Care System in Turkey.
Dr Arici is the recipient of many National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research grants and has trained more than 75 postdoctoral fellows. His clinical research focuses on the pathogenesis of endometriosis, and in particular the investigation of cellular and molecular mechanisms in endometrial physiology and pathology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. Guest Editor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America and Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, The Lancet, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Biology of Reproduction, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. More than 300 articles by Dr Arici have been published in these and other leading journals and his book chapters have appeared in such texts as Textbook of Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology. He is the Senior Editor of the book titled Non-invasive Management of Gynecologic Disorders, and he is the Series Editor of the Gynecology in Practice series. He is a frequently invited speaker and has presented at numerous national and international medical and scientific symposia. His main interests include research on infertility, hormonal problems, endometriosis, menopause, and early pregnancy loss.
Dr Arici is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and served as a clinical director of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He also serves as an ad hoc grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. Dr Arici is a member of 15 professional societies, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Endocrine Society, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.