New Editor-in-Chief
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My name is Vanessa Shami and I am honored to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Endoscopy (CE). I am Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia. I completed my Gastroenterology Fellowship training at the University of Virginia and my Interventional Endoscopy training at the University of Chicago. My clinical interests include ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus, upper and lower EMR, GI oncology, as well as pancreaticobiliary medicine.

My clinical research has led to over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and review papers. I currently serve on the Editorial Boards for both ASGE Journal Scan and VideoGIE. In 2019, I completed my term on the ASGE Governing board. One of the joys of my academic career has been meeting and interacting with outstanding clinicians, educators, and researchers from throughout the world. I hope to draw upon my colleagues from all nations to contribute to CE.

Over the past several years, the impact factor of CE has significantly increased thanks to the leadership of Dr. William Y. Chey. My goal for CE is to take what is already a successful international journal, and expand its readership by encouraging more thoughtful, relevant review articles and soliciting high-quality peer-reviewed articles pertaining to everyday practice. With the help of an already established and expanding top-notch international editorial committee, I look forward to witnessing CE flourish into a top journal in endoscopy.

Vanessa M. Shami, M.D., FASGE, AGAF, FACG