Chief of Transplantation Named to Editorial Role in Top Transplant Journal

For immediate release: May 14, 2014

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD, professor of surgery, was named Clinical Sciences Editor for Transplantation, the official journal of The Transplantation Society (TTS). Bromberg is also chief of the division of transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

In this role, effective July 1, Bromberg will be responsible for overseeing editors involved in the evaluation and review of clinical papers submitted to Transplantation, roughly two-thirds of the papers in Transplantation. He will help each level of reviewer decide to accept, reject, or revise a paper, and will help plan special projects in the journal such as opinion pieces or reviews.

This editorial leadership position provides Bromberg access to leading-edge research that is defining new practices and scientific discoveries within the field of transplantation.

“From a clinical standpoint, being clinical sciences editor gives you a bird’s eye view to see what’s new out there in transplantation research,” says Bromberg. “I can bring up what I’ve reviewed for the journal during UMMC rounds and conferences and challenge our team’s thinking here; for example, maybe we should try X approach, or maybe we should move away from doing Y. I try to use this editorial role for the benefit of our entire transplant team by learning more about science in this field and contemplating ways we can make our own research better – more significant, more novel, more far reaching.”

Prior to this role as Clinical Sciences Editor at Transplantation, Bromberg was deputy editor at the American Journal of Transplantation.

Per its web site, Transplantation is a global journal covering the most important advances in the field of transplantation, including cell therapy and islet transplantation, clinical and experimental transplantation, immunobiology, genomics, and xenotransplantation. Published 24 times a year, it is the most-cited journal in the field of transplantation with more than 25,000 citations a year.