Eberlein Named Editor in Chief of Prestigous Surgery Journal

Gila Reckess

April 27, 2004 – Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). 

JACS is a monthly peer-reviewed journal that publishes original contributions on all aspects of surgery and is the official scientific publication of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). It is one of the largest surgical journals in the world, with over 66,000 subscribers.

“It is a tremendous honor to assume the leadership of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons,” Eberlein says. “JACS is approaching 100 years of publishing important findings that directly influence the science and art of surgery. The challenge for JACS, which represents the largest and most broadly based surgical organization, is to become even more meaningful for all our members and to do so in the context of the electronic age.”

Since 1998, Eberlein has been the Bixby Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and director of the Siteman Cancer Center. He also is surgeon in chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Eberlein has been a fellow of the College of Surgeons since 1998 and a member of the Surgical Research and Education Committee since 1994 (vice chair, 1998-2000; chair, 2000-2002). He also was a member of that committee’s executive committee, Corporate Research Roundtable (1994-2002).

Eberlein has been a member of the Commission on Cancer since 1995, and of the ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems since 1997 (vice chair, 2000-present). He has served on the steering committee for the ACS Surgical Oncology Trials Group (1994-present) and is a member of the group’s executive committee. Since 1996 he has served as the ACS representative to the Inherited Susceptibility to Breast and Ovarian Cancer Task Force.

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis is an international leader in patient care, cancer research, prevention, education and community outreach and a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. It is the only cancer center with this designation in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis.


The full-time and volunteer faculty of Washington University School of Medicine are the physicians and surgeons of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Last updated 4/27/04