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Karl Nath, M.D., named editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Karl Nath, M.D., editor-in-chief, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Karl Nath, M.D. (NEPH ’96), has been named editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He succeeds William Lanier, M.D. (ANES ’84), who has served as editor-in-chief since 1999 and is retiring from the role.

Dr. Nath is a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a professor of medicine who joined the Mayo Clinic staff in 1996. He has a joint appointment in physiology and biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This year he received the Research Career Achievement Award from the Department of Medicine and Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Investigator Award.

Dr. Nath has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology since 2013, an appointment that ends Feb. 28, 2017. For the past three years he has served as medical editor of Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s research magazine.

He completed a fellowship and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. He received his medical, surgical and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Dr. Nath is an active researcher with several National Institutes of Health grants. He has mentored residents and trainees for the past 15 years as program director of the Clinician Investigator Training Program, the principal research training program in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Nath will be responsible for setting the journal’s editorial direction and working with the editorial board, associate editors, managing editor, publisher and administrative leadership to establish the publication’s strategic goals, policies and practices. He will report to Fredric Meyer, M.D. (NS ’87), the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Proceedings is a peer-reviewed medical journal with a worldwide circulation. Its print circulation is more than 127,000 per issue, making it the world’s third-largest print circulation scholarly biomedical journal. Proceedings receives submissions from around the U.S. and dozens of countries. The publication marked its 90th year last spring.

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