Announcing JHLT Editor-In-Chief Transition

Published 01 July 2023
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Daniel R. Goldstein, MD has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT) due to health reasons, effective 1 July. He has held the position since 2021. You can read about this transition in an editorial penned by Dr. Goldstein on JHLT’s website.

During Dr. Goldstein's tenure, JHLT maintained its top ranking among transplantation journals. He introduced innovations such as JHLT: The Podcast and focused on enhancing the journal's content and rigorous review process. Dr. Goldstein expressed pride in the progress made under his leadership and emphasized his efforts to ensure transparency, fairness, and high standards in the peer review process. He encouraged submissions covering various areas of interest to JHLT, including heart and lung transplantation, pulmonary vascular disease, and mechanical circulatory support.

The ISHLT Board of Directors has approved a Resolution in Recognition and Profound Appreciation of Distinguished Service to honor Dr. Goldstein’s work and contributions to JHLT.

Woman with black curly hair wearing a white doctor's coat smilingMichelle Kittleson, MD, PhD has been appointed as the Interim Editor-in-Chief of JHLT and will serve for at least six months. Dr. Kittleson is a heart transplant cardiologist and clinical researcher who was previously a Deputy Editor on the JHLT editorial board. She holds the position of Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and is a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kittleson has an extensive medical and academic background, including degrees from Harvard College and Yale University, as well as completing her residency and fellowship at prestigious institutions

The ISHLT Publications Oversight Committee will begin the search for a new permanent Editor-in-Chief in the coming months.