Meldrum named associate editor-in-chief of Shock and inducted into the American Surgical Association

Daniel Meldrum, M.D., chief of the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.Daniel R. Meldrum, M.D., a professor and chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Florida department of surgery, is now associate editor-in-chief of the journal Shock.

Meldrum was given the editor role during the Shock Society’s 35th Annual Conference on Shock, held in Miami earlier this month.

The journal, fully titled Shock: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, is the official journal of the Shock Society, the European Shock Society, the Indonesian Shock Society and the International Federation of Shock Societies, as well as the official and international journal of the Japan Shock Society. According to its website, “the mission of the journal is to foster and promote multidisciplinary studies, both experimental and clinical in nature, that critically examine the etiology, mechanisms and novel therapeutics of shock-related pathophysiological conditions.”  Shock’s impact factor of 3.2 gives it the seventh highest ranking among all 23 critical care journals and the 20th highest ranking among all 187 surgical journals.

This spring, Meldrum received another honor as he was inducted into the American Surgical Association during the organization’s 132nd annual meeting, held in San Francisco.

Founded in 1880, the association’s mission “is to be the premier organization for surgical science and scholarship and to provide a national forum for presenting the developing state-of-the-art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession.” It is the nation’s oldest surgical organization.

Meldrum joins other UF department of surgery members previously inducted into the association: Kevin Behrns, M.D.; Timothy Flynn, M.D.; Thomas Huber, M.D.; and Fredrick Moore, M.D.