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Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal


Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal

Dr. Todd K. Rosengart to serve three-year term beginning January 1, 2013


STONY BROOK, NY, June 18, 2012 – Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as Co-Editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a leading national medical journal  and an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Dr. Rosengart will serve a three-year term as Co-Editor of Seminars that begins January 13, 2012.
As a Co-Editor of Seminars, Dr. Rosengart will identify cardiac surgery topics to appear in each of the four issues published annually. He will also identify and invite contributors for each of the cardiac sessions and take a leading role in the review and approval process of all articles.
“Following in the footsteps of esteemed past editors, this appointment is an incredibly exciting privilege to access the platform of Seminars as a means of bringing national and international attention to the many areas of progress in cardiac and thoracic surgery,” said Dr. Rosengart. “I look forward to the opportunity to work toward this end with our many colleagues, including those here in the Stony Brook community.”
Dr. Rosengart will partner his editorial duties with Harvey I. Pass, M.D., of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pass will oversee general thoracic topics for the quarterly journal.
According to the AATS, Seminars is devoted to keeping the practicing surgeon current. Each issue includes two topics, one on cardiac surgery and another on general thoracic surgery. Each topic is explored in approximately five articles that present detailed descriptions and sound evaluations of developments in diagnosis and treatment, new techniques, and scientific and technological advances.
Founded in 1917, the AATS has grown into an international organization of 1,143 whose members consist of the world’s foremost cardiothoracic surgeons representing 34 countries throughout the world.
About Stony Brook University School of Medicine:

Established in 1971, the Stony Brook University School of Medicine includes 25 academic departments. The three missions of the School are to advance the understanding of the origins of human health and disease, train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians, and deliver word-class compassionate healthcare. As a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, Stony Brook is one of the foremost institutes of higher medical education in the country. Each year the School trains nearly 500 medical students and over 480 medical residents and fellows. Faculty research includes National Institutes of Health-sponsored programs in neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, infectious diseases, and many other topics. Physicians on the School of Medicine faculty deliver world class medical care through more than 30,000 inpatient, 80,000 emergency room, and approximately 350,000 outpatient visits annually at Stony Brook University Hospital and affiliated clinical programs, making its clinical services one of the largest and highest quality on Long Island, New York. To learn more, visit


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