Heart Rhythm Society Names Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen As Editor-in-Chief of HeartRhythm Journal

May 01, 2013

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Shane Osborne
Heart Rhythm Society
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WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Today, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announces the appointment of Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS, as the new editor-in-chief of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS. Effective January 2014, Dr. Chen will replace Douglas Zipes, MD, FHRS, who will have served as editor-in-chief for ten years after founding the Journal in 2004.

Photo of Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS

Currently, Dr. Chen is the Professor of Medicine, Director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology and the Division of Cardiology, and Medtronic-Zipes Chair in Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Dr. Chen is an associate editor on the HeartRhythm editorial board and has served on the Journal’s editorial board since 2005.

Dr. Chen received his medical degree from National Taiwan University, completed his residencies at the University of Texas Southwestern and was a cardiology fellow at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University in 2007, Dr. Chen was the Pauline and Harold Price Chair of Cardiac Electrophysiology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he also acted as the director of the section of electrophysiology and electrocardiography, and co-director of the Cardiovascular Intervention Center in the division of cardiology.

“I’m honored and privileged to serve the Heart Rhythm Society as editor-in-chief of HeartRhythm,” said Dr. Chen. “I look forward to upholding the Journal’s international reputation and evolving the Journal to adapt to today’s digital age, while continuing to share groundbreaking research and theories.”

Dr. Chen’s research has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms of cardiac fibrillation, defibrillation and the importance of the autonomic nervous system in cardiac arrhythmogenesis. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and has been studying cardiovascular diseases for over 25 years.

“Dr. Chen is a seasoned translational researcher who brings a fresh and unique perspective to the Journal. His recent work on the Journal’s editorial board has provided him a strong foundation and the insight needed to continue to uphold its integrity,” said Anne M. Gillis, MD, FHRS, president of the Heart Rhythm Society. “The Society is confident that Dr. Chen’s vast experience in the field of electrophysiology will guide the future of the Journal.” 

HeartRhythm provides rapid publication of the most important science developments in the field of arrhythmias and cardiovascular electrophysiology (EP). HeartRhythm is the only EP publication serving the entire electrophysiology community from basic to clinical academic researchers, private practitioners, technicians, industry and trainees. HeartRhythm can be accessed online at: http://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/ .

About the Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of more than 5,900 heart rhythm professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.HRSonline.org .

About the HeartRhythm Journal

HeartRhythm provides rapid publication of the most important science developments in the field of arrhythmias and cardiovascular electrophysiology (EP). As the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, HeartRhythm publishes both basic and clinical subject matter of scientific excellence devoted to the EP of the heart and blood vessels, as well as therapy. The journal is the only EP publication serving the entire electrophysiology community from basic to clinical academic researchers, private practitioners, technicians, industry and trainees. HeartRhythm has an impact factor of 4.866 (as of 2016) and ranks 23rd out of 114 cardiovascular medicine journals worldwide by the Institute for Scientific Information, remaining the number one specialty journal in cardiology. It is also the official publication of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society.