By: 1 May 2015
IARS appoints incoming editor-in-chief for Anesthesia & Analgesia

IARS appoints incoming editor-in-chief for Anesthesia & Analgesia

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) has announced that Jean-François Pittet will succeed Steven Shafer as editor-in-chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia when Shafer’s current term expires in March 2016.
Pittet is a veteran educator and researcher in the fields of critical care, trauma and perioperative medicine. A 1977 graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Pittet completed his postgraduate training in anaesthesia and critical care medicine in Switzerland and worked as a clinician-scientist at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. In 1990, he joined the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, moving to the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in 1992. Pittet was recruited to the department of anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. He holds the title of David H. Chestnut Professor of Anesthesiology and is director of the division of critical care and perioperative medicine. Pittet’s research interests focus on the mechanisms of acute lung injury after sepsis and trauma and on the mechanisms of post-traumatic coagulopathy.
Denise Wedel, chair of the IARS board of trustees, said: “We are delighted that Pittet will be joining Anesthesia & Analgesia as its new editor-in-chief. The IARS Board was overwhelmingly supportive of his candidacy, and we are confident that he will continue Steven Shafer’s legacy of creativity and innovation, as well as expanding our journal’s content coverage into new areas.”
Source: International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)