We are pleased to announce Pedro T. Ramirez, MD has been selected as the new Editor in Chief of the International Journal for Gynecological Cancer. He will serve as Deputy Editor-in-Chief until December 2018 when Dr. Uzi Beller steps down.
Earlier this year, we jointly conducted a search for a new Editor-in-Chief of our journal, the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer (IJGC). Dr. Uzi Beller made the decision to step down from the position after more than ten years of service and we were tasked to find a candidate to continue the stellar work that he and the Editorial Board have been doing for over a decade.
We established a joint Search Committee comprised of IGCS and ESGO members and hired a third-party consultant (KWF Consulting) to facilitate the search. Several excellent candidates submitted applications and ultimately, three outstanding candidates were selected to be interviewed. The Search Committee decided that Dr. Ramirez was the best candidate to fill the position, impressed with his vision for the journal and extensive experience in both editorial board and associate editor roles. Please view this video Dr. Ramirez has recorded to share his thoughts on the future direction of IJGC.
Dr. Pedro T. Ramirez is a Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is also the David M. Gershenson Distinguished Professor in Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Research & Education. Dr. Ramirez is also the Director of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program in Gynecologic Oncology. He has published over 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has also authored a total of 19 book chapters. In addition, he is the Editor for an upcoming textbook titled Principles of Gynecologic Oncology Surgery. He recently served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and has been working on the Editorial Board of the journal Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr. Ramirez will serve as Deputy Editor of IJGC until June 30, 2018, when he will then become the Editor-in-Chief and serve a five-year term. We acknowledge the many years of exceptional work done by Dr. Uzi Beller and his editorial team. Under his direction, the impact factor has risen steadily and the time to publication of newly submitted articles dramatically shortened. Thanks to these endeavors, Dr. Ramirez is well positioned to build on past successes and continue the work of making IJGC the best it can be.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ramirez and wish him well as he begins to build his editorial team and assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of our Journal. We look forward to contributing and reading future issues of IJGC and we are certain you, the members of our organizations, feel the same.
Michael Quinn, AM, MGO
David Cibula, MD, PhD