The AMA announced that Dr. Dedra Buchwald, M.D., is one of 18 prominent doctors and scientists selected to identify a new editor in chief for the renowned biomedical journal, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA, which has been published continuously since 1883, is the most widely circulated general medical journal in the world. “JAMA is one of the world’s preeminent journals – steeped in data, research, and cutting-edge medical science – that helps drive the future of medicine,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, M.D., Professor at Johns Hopkins University and chair of the search committee. “Our task – and the reason I am so pleased to be joined by such an outstanding group of colleagues on this search committee – is finding the leader…capable of leading the JAMA Network into a new era.”

Buchwald, who has herself published more than 425 scientific articles, is honored to serve on this esteemed committee and looks forward to identifying an editor in chief who will continue to drive JAMA’s mission to further biomedicine to improve public health for all humankind.

Read the AMA press release here.