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Temple's John Krouse, MD, PhD, Named Editor-in-Chief of Leading Medical Journal

News October 07, 2014

John Krouse, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Temple University School of Medicine, was recently named Editor-in-Chief of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery – the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Krouse has served as an Associate Editor of the journal for nine years.

"I hope to be able to bring to our membership and readers the kind of quality information that they have grown to depend on over the last several decades," said Dr. Krouse. "The journal is highly cited and regularly used by clinicians in the field because it focuses on evidence-based medicine and common medical issues that affect a great number of people. It's a very relevant publication."

As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Krouse plans a greater emphasis in three areas: health systems research, patient safety and quality, and a more robust digital presence for the journal.

"Patient safety and quality is something that is very pertinent right now and is increasingly being linked to reimbursements to physicians and hospitals," he said. "I also want to boost the journal's electronic profile so that more readers can interact with the content online or through social media."

With a circulation of over 17,000, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery publishes contemporary, ethical, clinically relevant information in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery (ear, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders) that can be used by otolaryngologists, clinicians, scientists and specialists to improve patient care and public health.