Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon), has been tapped to become editor-in-chief of the American Physiological Society’s Physiological Reviews effective January 2018.
Matalon, Distinguished Professor and Alice McNeal Endowed Chair for Anesthesiology, also serves as the director for the Division of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine and the vice chair for research for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He brings extensive editorial experience to his new role, having also served as deputy editor of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and associate editor for Respiratory Research. Since 2011, he has been editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physiology–Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, which he will relinquish to take on his new role. Matalon says he hopes to expand the scope of Physiological Reviews to include systematic reviews of the literature on clinically relevant topics.
Physiological Reviews has an impact factor of 31, and ranks 24th among 11,000 journals.
Matalon is also the founding director of the Pulmonary Injury and Repair Center in the School of Medicine. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1978, and he is currently the principal investigator of two U01 grants and an industry grant.