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Announcement
August 2014

New Editorial Board Members

JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):862-864. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.803

JAMA Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of distinguished surgeons Danny Chu, MD, O. Joe Hines, MD, Martin G. Paul, MD, and Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr, MD, to our Editorial Board.

Danny Chu, MD, received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and his research fellowship in cardiovascular gene therapy at the UCSD School of Medicine before completing a thoracic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr Chu is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is presently an associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a staff cardiac surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute in Pennsylvania. He is also director of cardiac surgery at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Dr Chu specializes in all aspects of complex adult cardiac surgery, with a special interest in aortic aneurysms and aortic root pathology. His research interests include gene therapy in cardiovascular disease, telemedicine, and health services/outcomes research in cardiac surgery.

Danny Chu, MD

O. Joe Hines, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr Hines is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is presently a professor of surgery, chief of the Division of General Surgery, and director of the surgery residency program at UCLA. Dr Hines specializes in gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery and runs a research laboratory focused on pancreatic carcinogenesis.

O Joe Hines, MD

Martin G. Paul, MD, received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his surgical residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He has served in the US Army Medical Corps. Dr Paul is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is presently an assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a clinical assistant professor at both Georgetown University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is chair of the Department of Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr Paul specializes in minimally invasive surgery.

Martin G. Paul, MD

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr, MD, received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. He also completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his endovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Dr Upchurch is certified by the American Board of Surgery in surgery and vascular surgery. He is presently the William Muller Jr Professor of Surgery and Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. At the University of Virginia, Dr Upchurch serves as chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and as director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Dr Upchurch specializes in the surgical and endovascular management of complex aortic disease. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Journal of Vascular Surgery and was a special editor for Circulation.

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr, MD

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Correction: This article was corrected on November 11, 2014, to fix error in text.

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