Falls Church, VA, July 30, 2012
The American Thyroid Association announces the appointment of Peter Andreas Kopp, MD as Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid, the Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Dr. Kopp succeeds Charles H. Emerson, MD, who has provided strong leadership for the journal over the last five years. The latest Journal Impact Factor is 4.792.
Dr. Peter Kopp is Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, and serves as Director ad interim of the Center for Genetic Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Kopp received his MD degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland in 1985. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the same institution. In 1993, he joined the Division of Endocrinology at Northwestern University. His clinical activities focus on patients with thyroid dysfunction and thyroid cancer, and he is a member of the Thyroid Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Dr. Kopp’s research interests focus primarily on the molecular basis of congenital thyroid disorders and thyroid hormone synthesis. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association, the leading organization focused on thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disorders. Dr. Kopp has published more than 120 publications in the field of endocrinology and endocrine genetics, including book chapters in major textbooks.
“The ATA is delighted that Dr. Peter Kopp will be the next Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid. He will succeed Charles Emerson, who deserves much credit and our gratitude for steering the Journal to its present prominence,” says American Thyroid Association President James A. Fagin, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. “We are fortunate to have identified such a well-rounded scholar as the next Editor-in-Chief, and have no doubt he will have a successful tenure and take the Journal to even greater heights.”
Dr. Kopp will assume his duties in August 2012, with a full transition to Editor-in-Chief in January 2013. In addition to Dr. Emerson, past Editors of THYROID are Drs. Terry Davies and Jerome Hershman, who launched the journal in 1990.
About the Journal
THYROID, the Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published monthly in print and online. The Journal publishes original articles and timely reviews that reflect the rapidly advancing changes in our understanding of thyroid physiology and pathology, from the molecular biology of the cell to clinical management of thyroid disorders. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed online at the Thyroid website.
About the American Thyroid Association
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international professional society with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 89th anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded monthly journals, THYROID, Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for Patients; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs through www.thyroid.org; and the development of evidence based guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.