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 12 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 Section Editors for this issue.
Alan C. Braverman, MD
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. 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.
Michael J. Reardon, MD
Dr. Reardon grew up in Houston, Texas, where he completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, with a residency in general surgery. He completed a two-year fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in the same city. Subsequently he entered private practice, and in 1995 joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine. While at Baylor he served as Professor of Surgery, as Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and as Vice Chair of Academic Program Development. He is the author or co-author of over 150 medical and scientific papers, book chapters and abstracts, and frequently lectures on cardiac valve replacement and cardiac autotransplantation.
Dr. Reardon is currently in private practice at The Methodist Hospital where he is President-Elect of the Medical Staff and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center.
Peter H. Stone, MD
Peter H. Stone, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, and Director of the Clinical Trials Center and Co-Director of the Center for Clinical Investigation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
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 has also been developing new in-vivo methodologies to identify areas where coronary disease will progress to determine if pre-emptive therapeutic strategies may 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.