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School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
Media contact: Trent Stockton
Jan. 17, 2005
JULIE FREISCHLAG APPOINTED EDITOR OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S ARCHIVES OF SURGERY
Julie Freischlag, M.D., the William Stewart Halsted Professor and Director of the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and surgeon in chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed editor of the Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals published by the American Medical Association.
Freischlag is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received her medical degree from Rush University in Chicago. She completed a surgical residency and fellowship at the UCLA Medical Center. Before coming to Johns Hopkins in 2003, she held faculty appointments at the University of California, San Diego, UCLA, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
A prolific researcher who has published more than 100 original articles and 27 book chapters, most on the surgical repair of the carotid (neck) artery and abdominal aortic aneurysms, she has also received outstanding teacher awards at every institution where she has served as a faculty member.
Her research interests lie in the effects of smoking on blood vessels' inner lining, the endothelium, resulting in hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). She is also looking at the reasons for failure in dialysis access sites and evaluating a new laser that can identify types of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries. Freischlag is the national co-principal investigator of a Veterans Administration Cooperative Trial on endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Her national leadership in academic societies includes serving as the past director of the American Board of Surgery, past president of the Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons, and member of the executive committee of the American College of Surgeons. She presently sits on the editorial boards of six major surgery journals and is guest editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Annals of Surgery.
To interview Freischlag, contact Trent Stockton at 410-955-8665. For information about the Archives of Surgery, contact the JAMA/Archives Media Relations Department at 312-464-JAMA (5262) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.