ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology has named a new Editor-in-Chief of its medical journal Neurology®, the world’s leading clinical neurology journal. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, with the University of Rochester Medical Center and Director of the Strong Epilepsy Center in Rochester, New York, will officially succeed Editor-in-Chief John H. Noseworthy, MD, FAAN. Gross has been serving as Interim Editor-in-Chief since Noseworthy resigned from the position earlier this year to become president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic.
Gross, who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, becomes the sixth editor-in-chief of Neurology since the journal was first published in 1951 and will serve a 10-year term. Prior to accepting the position, Gross held a position on Neurology’s Editorial Board for eight years, two of which he served as Deputy Editor.
“It is my distinguished honor to lead Neurology into the next decade as the premier peer-reviewed journal for clinical neurologists,” said Gross. “My goal is for Neurology to remain at the forefront in disseminating cutting-edge, peer-reviewed information to the neurology community worldwide.”
Neurology is the world’s most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal and receives nearly 4,000 manuscript submissions annually, with about 66 percent of those coming from international researchers. Readers now enjoy Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Korean, Chinese, and English editions of Neurology. The medical journal's purpose is to advance the field of neurology by presenting new basic and clinical research that will influence the way neurology is practiced.
Gross earned degrees from Harvard University and Washington University Medical and Graduate Schools. He is also active in the Epilepsy Foundation of the Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton regions, serving currently as Chair of the Board of Directors.The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as dystonia, migraine, Huntington’s disease, dementia and epilepsy. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com or TheBrainMatters.org. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/AANChannel TEXT: http://www.aan.com/press TWEETS: http://www.twitter.com/AANPublic