Dr. Andreas Laupacis named new editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal
Department of Medicine Professor Andreas Laupacis has been named the new editor-in-chief of CMAJ.
An accomplished medical leader, mentor and researcher, Dr. Laupacis has an exhaustive track record of successfully evaluating scientific evidence as well as editorial experience, as the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and the founder of healthydebate.ca and facesofhealthcare.ca.
"I've always been passionate about writing, both scientific and for the public, and I'm absolutely honoured to become the editor of Canada's foremost medical journal," says Dr. Laupacis. "I believe there's an exciting opportunity to increase the impact of research and other scientific content, make CMAJ's voice even stronger in health policy and enhance its role as a platform to promote medical knowledge in personal and policy decision-making."
Dr. Laupacis is a general internist currently practicing palliative care at St. Michael's Hospital where he is a scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He has served on numerous academic and governmental committees, most recently serving as board chair for Health Quality Ontario. Dr. Laupacis has been awarded the Justice Emmett Hall Laureate, the Health Services Research Advancement Award from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the F.N.G. Starr Award from the Canadian Medical Association, among other prestigious awards. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.