The American Academy of Neurology has named a new Editor-in-Chief of its medical journal Neurology®, the world's leading clinical neurology journal. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, with the University of Rochester Medical Center and Director of the Strong Epilepsy Center in Rochester, New York, will officially succeed Editor-in-Chief John H. Noseworthy, MD, FAAN.
This appointment is effective as of November 4, 2009.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Gross becomes the sixth editor-in-chief of Neurology since the journal was first published in 1951 and will serve a 10-year term. Prior to accepting the position, he held a position on Neurology's Editorial Board for eight years, two of which he served as Deputy Editor. A member of the AAN since 1984, he was the recipient of the AAN's S. Weir Mitchell Award in 1988. He teaches AAN Annual Meeting courses and is responsible for the Neuropharmacology section of the Basic Science Resident Curriculum. Gross replaces John H. Noseworthy, MD, FAAN, who resigned last spring to become president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Gross has been serving as Interim Editor-in-Chief following Noseworthy's resignation.
Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the news and trends publication Neurology Today®, where he has served as the founding associate editor-in-chief since 2001. He is past president of the AAN and currently chairs its for-profit subsidiary AAN Enterprises, Inc. He is professor of neurology and vice-president for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety at the University of Colorado Hospital, where he also is current president of the medical staff. He has authored numerous articles and four books covering a broad range of issues in research, patient care, health policy, and patterns of practice. He is the founding editor of Current Treatment Options in Neurology. Ringel, an AAN member since 1970, succeeds founding editor-in-chief and former Academy president Lewis P. Rowland, MD, FAAN.
Ringel's appointment will take effect on January 1, 2010.
In addition to appointing Ringel, the AAN approved Ringel's appointment of three associate editors: Kenneth Tyler, MD—Basic Science Associate Editor; Robert Holloway, MD—Applied Science (Clinical) Associate Editor; and Orly Avitzur, MD—Practice and Electronic Media Associate Editor.