Current Opinion in Neurology was launched in 1988. 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 neurology 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 Journal's Editors and Section Editors for this issue.
EDITORS IN CHIEF
David Eidelberg, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in neuroscience and brain imaging. He has served as Director of the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (Manhasset, USA) since its founding in 2001, and as Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience. His research has centered on using PET and functional MRI to define the specific changes in brain organization that underlie major brain disorders. Using innovative computational strategies, Dr Eidelberg and his colleagues have characterized disease-specific network biomarkers for Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes, idiopathic dystonia, Huntington's disease, and Tourette Syndrome, as well as dementia and neuropsychiatric disorders. In addition to identifying and validating these networks, his group have developed innovative computational strategies to improve diagnostic accuracy and to evaluate new treatments in individual patients.
Dr Eidelberg received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, USA. After completing residency training in neurology at Harvard, he pursued postdoctoral training in brain imaging with MRI at the National Hospital in London, UK, and PET at Cornell in New York City, USA. Dr Eidelberg has received numerous grants and awards for his work from major research agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Dr Eidelberg is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed research articles, editorials, and reviews, and one book (Imaging in Parkinson's Disease, Oxford University Press 2011). He has served on the editorial boards of high-impact journals in neurology and brain imaging, including Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Movement Disorders, NeuroImage, and Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and is currently co-Editor-in-Chief (with Prof. Jean-Marc Léger) of Current Opinion in Neurology. Dr Eidelberg has served as scientific advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, as well as corporate entities.
Dr Léger started his career in neurology at the University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière and University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, in 1980, where he trained in general neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He was then nominated as full-time senior neurologist in 1987 in the Department of Neurology, then Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) de Neurosciences, University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, and received his post-graduate degree (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches) from University Paris VI in 1991. He was coordinator, together with Dr Eymard, of the National Referral Centre for Rare Neuromuscular Diseases, which was built up in the IHU de Neurosciences/Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (IHU/ICM), at University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, in 2004.
Dr Léger's clinical and research interests are in the field of peripheral neuropathy and in particular chronic immune-mediated neuropathy. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and contributed more than 30 chapters to books on neurology, mainly in the field of diagnostic features and therapeutic trials in vasculitic neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, multifocal motor neuropathy, and paraproteinaemic neuropathies. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Revue Neurologique for eight years, as a member of the Editorial Board of Brain for five years, and is currently member of the Board of the European Journal of Neurology, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System and co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Neurology.
Dr Léger is past President of the Société Française de Neurologie, in which he served as Secretary General for 8 years. He served as officer of the Management Committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and as chairman of the Training and Education Committee of the EFNS. He is also a past member of the Board of the Peripheral Nerve Society, and has organized its biennial meeting in Saint-Malo, France, in July 2013. He is Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology (FEAN), Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), and Corresponding Fellow of the American Neurological Association.
He was elected as Full Member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine, France, in 2016.
Valerie Biousse, MD holds the Reunette Harris Chair of Ophthalmology, and is Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology in the section of neuro-ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, USA. She serves as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Director in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University.
Dr Biousse serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology as Associate Editor, on the editorial board of Current Opinion in Neurology and of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases. She currently also serves on the board of directors and is immediate past President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She has more than 500 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology and Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition, 2005, and the didactic textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme, 2009, 2016 and 2019 –awarded “best Neurology book of the year” by the British Medical Association in 2016 and received the “PROSE award” from the American Association of Publishers in 2017). Her current research focuses on four primary areas: (1) idiopathic intracranial hypertension, (2) the use of non-mydriatic fundus photography for the diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmic disease in various clinical settings and deep learning applications, (3) diagnostic errors and referral patterns in neuro-ophthalmology, and (4) ocular manifestations of cerebrovascular diseases.