Dr. Ravi K. Ghanta, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Ghanta joins six other surgeons from the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery on this board including, Drs. Bryan Burt, Subhasis Chatterjee, Joseph Coselli, Shawn Groth, Ourania Preventza, and R. Taylor Ripley.
As stated on their website, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery presents original, peer-reviewed articles on diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs and thorax with emphasis on surgical interventions. An official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on techniques and developments in acquired cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac repair, thoracic procedures, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other procedures.
Ghanta’s previous editorial board contributions for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery include, “Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,” alongside Drs. Todd Rosengart and R. Taylor Ripley.