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Pediatric Neurosurgeon Named Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeon Moise Danielpour, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, was recently named editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Neurosurgery.

“I am delighted and honored to take over the helm of the journal, following in the footsteps of previous editors in our field,” said Danielpour, who is also the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. “While pediatric neurosurgery remains a relatively small field, its impact on the lives of patients and their families remains immense.”

In this position, Danielpour will be working to deliver a journal that seeks to present innovative clinical and laboratory studies, intriguing technological updates, and topical debate on readers' areas of interest.

Danielpour will also integrate into the journal recent, significant changes in the field to streamline healthcare delivery and provide tools to improve the quality of care delivered.

“In a year marked by global upheaval, we face tidal shifts in the care of patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases,” said Danielpour. “Healthcare stakeholders are implementing payment reforms such as value-based payments, while technology-enabled patient engagement strategies are increasing patients' financial independence regarding their healthcare decisions.”

Moise Danielpour, MD
Together with the editorial team, we hope to strike a new chord with a fresher, more modern tone, worthy of our readers' attention.
Moise Danielpour, MD

In tandem with these changes, Danielpour says increasingly detailed population health management data is being used by government agencies to identify people's healthcare needs and guide policy.

“I would be remiss in not mentioning the remarkable advances in imaging, biomedical sciences, and surgical technology, all creating unprecedented opportunities to provide care in a way that we could have hardly imagined a decade ago,” said Danielpour.

Cedars-Sinai experts offers specialized therapies that are only available in select programs nationwide.

“This prestigious appointment is reflective of the remarkable growth and development of excellence in neuroscience clinical care and discovery at Cedars-Sinai,” said Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Medical Faculty.

The journal Pediatric Neurosurgery, published by Karger, strives to publish new information and observations in pediatric neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology and neuropathology. The focus is on the etiology of neurologic diseases, the operative care of affected patients and outcomes research. In addition to experimental and clinical studies, the journal presents critical reviews on selected topics as well as case histories and reports on advances in surgical technique.

“Together with the editorial team, we hope to strike a new chord with a fresher, more modern tone, worthy of our readers' attention,” said Danielpour.

Read more on the Cedars-Sinai Blog: Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Moise Danielpour, Pediatric Neurosurgeon