The 2012 New Year brings a changing of the guard at The Rheumatologist (TR) as we welcome a new editorial team: Physician Editor Simon Helfgott, MD, and Associate Editors Richard Brasington, MD, and Maura Iversen, PT, MPH. All three rheumatology specialists bring a rich background of clinical, academic, and leadership expertise to TR.
For Dr. Helfgott, becoming physician editor of TR is an opportunity to “use the magazine as a vehicle to extend teaching to the whole rheumatology community.” Citing the diversity of the rheumatology specialty, he says TR is a great complementary companion to the ACR journals and gives the often-busy community of rheumatologists the opportunity to review topics in a “fast graphic fashion.”
“We’re looking to publish succinct reviews and to provide a forum where people can learn and contribute at the same time in their preferred manner,” he says. “You can pull out your iPhone or iPad or even your print version and learn.”