Current Opinion in Critical Care was launched in 1995. 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 critical care is divided into 13 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 Editors for this issue.
Dr Antoni Torres is currently the Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain, Chief of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Coordinator of all ICUs at the Clinic Thorax Institute of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He is the Director of 33 PhD programmes, and is currently participating in 12 European Union projects. He has participated in 29 research projects supported by public fundings. He was previously the Head of the Department of Pneumology and Respiratory Allergy at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, from 2004 to 2010.
Professor Torres has received many awards for scientific achievement, the most recent being the Murray Kornfeld award by the ACCP for his contribution to research in the respiratory field.
In addition, he is Associate Editor of several journals including European Respiratory Journal, Thorax, Intensive Care Med, BMC Infectious Diseases and Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is also on the editorial board of many journals including the American Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, Chest, Critical Care Medicine and Journal of COPD. Dr Torres has also authored or co-authored 420 original articles and 188 book chapters.
Dr Ognjen Gajic practices and teaches critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to critical care medicine. He directs an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory, METRIC-ePM (Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Emergency and Perioperative Medicine https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/metric/overview) and serves as a Chair of the Discovery Research Network of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (https://www.sccm.org/Research/Research/Discovery-Research-Network).
Dr Gajic's main research interest is centered around the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of critical illness and injury with particular focus on translational research, health care delivery, simulation modeling and informatics.