Dr. Nancy Sweitzer Selected to be Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Circulation: Heart Failure


Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhDNancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, is the new editor-in-chief of Circulation: Heart Failure, one of 12 American Heart Association scientific journals, effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Sweitzer is the director of University of Arizona (UA) Sarver Heart Center, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Her clinical research program focuses on expanding the understanding of how to improve symptoms and organ function in heart failure patients. She has done extensive work on the physiology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. She serves as a member of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Study Section. She also is a liaison of the AHA’s Heart Failure & Transplantation Committee to the Council on Clinical Cardiology.

“Dr. Sweitzer is nationally recognized for her experience and leadership in clinical trials, and brings enthusiasm and commitment to her new post as editor of Circulation: Heart Failure,” said Robert M. Carey, MD, chair of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Publishing Committee and dean, emeritus, and university professor at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va.

Circulation: Heart Failure, one of the most respected cardiology journals published. Its impact ranking is 11 out of 139 cardiology journals, a measure of the average number of citations of work published in one journal in a year. Circulation: Heart Failure is a monthly online journal that focuses on the best clinical and translational research in heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant.

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 145 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research and working toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. If you would like to give permission for Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form.