Current Opinion in Cardiology was launched in 1985. It is part 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 the Section Editors for this issue.
Sherif F. Nagueh
After graduating from the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt, in 1986, Dr Nagueh emigrated to Houston, Texas, USA. He completed his medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, USA.
He is currently Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA; and Medical Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr Nagueh has received several awards, including the Second Annual Feigenbaum Lecture at the American Society of Echocardiography meeting in 2001.
He sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and Clinical Science; and has served as the Imaging and echocardiography Section Editor for Current Opinion in Cardiology since 2001.
Dr Andrew Pipe graduated from Queen's University, Canada, in 1974. He is currently Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada, and is also a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
He is currently involved in clinical research assessing new approaches to smoking cessation, strategies designed to facilitate exercise adoption, and novel initiatives to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Dr Pipe has addressed audiences in over 30 nations and is frequently consulted on issues related to tobacco use and smoking cessation, physical activity and health, and drug use in sport.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr Pipe has been extensively involved in sports and sport medicine for many years. Dr Pipe served as a physician at 10 Olympic Games and has been the Team Physician for Canada's National Men's Basketball Team since 1978. A member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, he served as Chair of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport from its inception until 2003.
Dr Pipe is the recipient of the International Olympic Committee's Award for “Sport, Health and Wellbeing” and honourary degrees from Queen's University (LLD), Brock University (DSc), Canada, and the University of Guelph (DSc), Canada. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Queen's University, and was named to the Order of Canada in 2002.