Associate Editor Change at Annals of Surgery
After 6 years, Mary Klingensmith, MD, will be stepping down as an Associate Editor for Annals of Surgery. Mary has played an extraordinarily valuable role as an Associate Editor coordinating our review of papers in Surgical Education as well as a variety of other topics. She also helped establish a strong relationship between the journal and the American Board of Surgery through the ABS SCORE program. Her contributions to the journal have been immense and we are fortunate that she will continue to serve as a member of the Editorial Board.
To fill the big shoes left behind by Dr. Klingensmith, Carla Pugh, MD, has been named as the newest Associate Editor for Annals of Surgery. Dr. Pugh is an Acute Care Surgeon who has had a successful career in surgical education, including NIH funding using simulation and advanced engineering technologies and artificial intelligence to find new approaches for assessing and defining mastery in clinical procedural skills. Her primary focus for the journal will include areas of surgical education and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Dr. Pugh received her MD degree at the Howard University School of Medicine where she also completed her surgical training. She received her PhD in Education at Stanford University. She has received many honors throughout her career including being named to the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators as well as, the American Board of Surgery Council.
|Keith D. Lillemoe, MD|
Annals of Surgery
W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School