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Medical News & Perspectives
March 1, 2016

Quality of Care Will Be a “Sweet Spot” for JAMA Cardiology Says New Editor-in-Chief

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JAMA. 2016;315(9):855-856. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18368

When Robert O. Bonow, MD, professor of cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 1976 as a clinical associate shortly after completing his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he assumed he would be there for only a few years. But the intrigue of cardiovascular research and encouragement from his mentors kept him at the institute for 16 years, where he served as a senior investigator and deputy chief of cardiology, delving deeply into the mechanisms of and therapies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and valvular disease.