Dr. Seth Leopold named next Editor-in-Chief of CORR!

Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Announces Next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

PHILADELPHIA--The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® is pleased to announce the selection of Seth S. Leopold, MD, to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. Dr. Leopold will assume the office on January 1, 2013 upon the retirement of Richard A. Brand, MD, who has served as the publication’s Editor-in-Chief for 10 years.
Dr. Leopold, of Seattle, currently is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Leopold served as Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Service at the University of Washington Medical Center and a Vice Chair of the department. He has been listed among Seattle’s “Top Doctors” by Seattle Magazine, and is recognized for his innovative research on sources of bias in surgical research. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Cornell Medical College. He also is a graduate of the US Army Airborne School.
Mary I. O’Connor, MD, President of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) and Chair of the search committee, and Randall E. Marcus, MD, Chairman of the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) Board of Trustees, jointly issued the announcement and heralded Dr. Leopold for his excellence in medical publishing.
“The CORR Board of Trustees and the ABJS are excited to announce the appointment of Seth Leopold, MD as the new Editor-in-Chief of CORR,” Dr. Marcus said. “Dr. Leopold is a distinguished surgeon and joint replacement expert. He was our unanimous choice amongst a field of excellent candidates for this position. His editorial experience with orthopaedic journals, as well as his longstanding interest in medical research and publishing, provides for an outstanding background for the next Editor-in-Chief of our distinguished publication.”
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and CORR are deeply indebted to Dr. Brand for his 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of CORR. He followed in the footsteps of Anthony F. DePalma, MD; Marshall Urist, MD; and Carl T. Brighton, MD, all revered figures in the history of the specialty who also have led the journal. “We are confident that Dr. Leopold will honor this legacy and expand the focus and accessibility of CORR with innovations which the busy clinician and researcher will find timely and relevant,” Dr. O’Connor said.
“Richard A. Brand, MD’s leadership, attention to detail, and integrity have served to maintain the tradition of excellence established by this journal when it began in 1953,” Dr. Marcus said. “His many contributions to CORR have set the highest standards in orthopaedic publishing.”
“I'm thrilled, honored, and humbled to have the opportunity to follow Dr. Brand as Editor-in-Chief of CORR,” Dr. Leopold said, “truly, no one can replace him. All those who practice in our specialty — scientists and clinicians alike — owe Dr. Brand a tremendous debt of gratitude. His vantage point on orthopaedic surgery, his incredible attention to detail, and his ability to get the very best out of everyone around him, including authors, editors, and other leaders of the specialty, have allowed him to accomplish great things during his tenure as Editor-in-Chief.”
Dr. Leopold said he will work with the CORR Editorial Board and staff to raise CORR's impact and visibility, “with the goal of making it the journal of choice — the place that the best clinician-scientists and basic researchers want to see their best research published.”
He said, “As it now stands, CORR provides high-impact, timely, relevant content. However, like our specialty, much of our journal is subspecialty-oriented, although in principle it is a journal for all orthopedic surgeons. I would like to see CORR move in the direction that the very best generalist journals have gone; specifically, to bring the specialty together by using more of the journal's pages on content that can be enjoyed by all surgeons.” 
“As we enter the new era for CORR, we have no doubts that Dr. Leopold will continue the tradition of excellence that makes CORR a preeminent orthopaedic journal,” Dr. Marcus said.
CORR is published monthly in print and continuously online by Springer at www.clinorthop.org<http://www.clinorthop.org> .