Journal of the American College of Radiology names Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., FACR, new editor-in-chief

May 21, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

The American College of Radiology announced that Ruth C. Carlos, M.D., M.S., FACR, will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) beginning in January 2019. Carlos succeeds Bruce J. Hillman, M.D., FACR, the founding editor of the JACR.

“Dr. Carlos has served the JACR as author, reviewer and member of the editorial board for the past 10 years. Professor and previous assistant chair of research at U-M, her NCI- and PCORI-funded work through the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) emphasizes how radiologists can lead patient-centered care delivery,” said William T. Thorwarth Jr., M.D., FACR and CEO of the American College of Radiology. “We know Dr. Carlos will continue the work Dr. Hillman began while propelling the publication to new heights.”

Carlos brings more than two decades of radiology and medical journalism experience to this role. She has served as a reviewer for 10 scientific journal publications and has authored 131 peer-reviewed publications. She has also been an invaluable contributor to the JACR for 12 years and established the journal’s digital media portfolio, including the JACR blog, Radiology Firing Line podcast, and #JACR tweet chats. She previously served as deputy editor of the JACR, beginning in 2013.

“Ruth exceeded all of my expectations,” said Hillman. “Her creativity, perseverance and intellectual skills are first rate. Her years of experience developing online features and leading our social media initiatives will serve her well as she considers strategies to further her goals for the journal.”