Wartofsky Named Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews

April 14, 2015

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Washington, DC - Leonard Wartofsky, MD, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Endocrine Society.

Endocrine Reviews publishes bimonthly comprehensive, authoritative and timely review articles balancing both experimental and clinical endocrinology themes. The journal has repeatedly ranked first in Impact Factor among more than 100 journals in the “Endocrinology & Metabolism” category of Thomson Reuters’ annual Journal Citation Report, including in the most recent 2012 and 2013 editions.

“It is truly an honor to take the helm of such a prestigious scholarly journal,” Wartofsky said. “Endocrine Reviews publishes comprehensive and authoritative review articles that address current trends in experimental and clinical endocrinology as well as related areas. As Editor-in-Chief, I will strive to maintain and build on the journal’s reputation for excellence.”

Wartofsky’s term as Editor-in-Chief will begin May 1.

In addition to his position at the Washington Hospital Center, Wartofsky is a professor of medicine, anatomy, physiology and genetics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, Howard University and George Washington University Schools of Medicine. He is a past president of both the Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association. The Endocrine Society has honored him with the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Leadership Award and Distinguished Educator Award.

Wartofsky previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the Endocrine Society’s The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. An internationally renowned expert in clinical thyroid disease with emphasis on patients with thyroid cancer, Wartofsky has published more than 300 articles and book chapters and has lectured across the globe.

Endocrine Reviews can be accessed online at: http://press.endocrine.org/journal/edrv.

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