DALLAS, March 30, 2018 – Robert J. Gropler, M.D., is the new editor-in-chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, one of 12 American Heart Association (AHA) scientific journals.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, launched in 2008, publishes high-quality, patient-centric articles focusing on observational studies, clinical trials and advances in applied (translational) research featuring innovative, multimodality approaches to diagnosis and risk of cardiovascular disease. Modalities covered in this online-only journal include echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, magnetic resonance angiography, cardiac positron emission tomography, noninvasive assessment of vascular and endothelial function, radionuclide imaging, molecular imaging and others.

Gropler, who is lab chief, senior vice chair and division director of Radiological Sciences at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, has been an expert in cardiovascular nuclear medicine for over 25 years. In addition to his research work, Gropler is a professor of radiology, medicine and biomedical engineering and teaches undergraduates, medical students and residents.

Gropler is an active member of the American Heart Association community. He currently serves on the leadership committees of the Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention. Gropler has received numerous recognitions for his scientific research, including the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 2016.

“Not only does Dr. Gropler have the experience and leadership in cardiovascular radiology necessary to lead the curation of top-quality imaging research, as editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, he brings a passion for lifelong learning to his new post,” said Mark Estes, M.D., Chair of the AHA’s Scientific Publishing Committee and Professor of Medicine at the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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