AVMA appoints new JAVMA/AJVR editor in chief

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Dr Lisa A. Fortier plans to utilize her expertise by publishing timely and important author contributions about clinical veterinary practice, basic science, and One Heath.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently appointed Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, as the new editor in chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR).

Fortier will assume her new role on June 28, 2021, succeeding Kurt Matushek, DVM, MS, DACVS, who served as editor in chief of JAVMA since 2009 and associate editor since 1997.

Fortier plans to focus on publishing timely and informative author contributions about clinical veterinary practice, basic science, and One Health.

"Throughout her career, Dr Fortier has distinguished herself as a clinician, scientist, educator, and communicator," says Douglas Kratt, DVM, AVMA president in an association release. "We are delighted that she will be bringing her expertise as a surgeon, as the author of more than 150 publications, and as an editor to her new position leading AVMA's veterinary journals."

Fortier earned her DVM from Colorado State University in 1991, and her PhD in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1998. She is currently the James Law professor of surgery, director of equine programs, and associate chair for research and graduate education at Cornell. Additionally, she serves as editor in chief for The Journal of Cartilage and Joint Preservation.

"It will be a great honor to join the AVMA and to serve as editor in chief of these internationally renowned publications, which are so essential to the practice of veterinary medicine," says Fortier, in the release.

"My experience as a researcher and editor, combined with my active role as an equine orthopedic surgeon, provides me with a unique viewpoint and a deep appreciation of the challenges facing practitioners today."

To learn more about Fortier’s new role and the AVMA, go here.