Prof Robert Denniss (outgoing Editor in Chief) and A/Prof Salvatore Pepe (new Editor in Chief).

On behalf of the Society we offer our congratulations to A/Prof Salvatore Pepe as the incoming Editor in Chief of the Heart, Lung and Circulation Journal (HLC) for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS). Read more about A/Prof Pepe here. 

We would like to acknowledge and thank Prof A.R. (Robert) Denniss for his extensive service as Editor in Chief of the HLC. Prof Denniss first joined the CSANZ in 1988, served on the CSANZ Board from 2012-2022 as the appointed Editor in Chief of the HLC.

During his tenure, he created insightful initiatives: including the appointment of editorial fellows, a commissioning editor, introduction of prizes for best review and high impact, and establishing a HLC session at the CSANZ ASM in conjunction with the European Heart Journal and other international publications. Also during his time as Editor in Chief, the journal published 132 issues, 17,330 pages, 2,620 manuscripts, 25 scientific meeting abstracts and presented 38 awards.  Read more about Prof Dennis here.

We are grateful for Prof Denniss’ valuable contributions over the past 11+ years as Editor in Chief and CSANZ Board Member.