From the Editor

Spring brings changes to CCJM

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With spring comes change and renewal at the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

First, we welcome our new deputy editor Dr. Timothy Gilligan. Tim, a medical oncologist with a journalism degree, takes over the reins from Dr. David Rolston, who left last year to become Associate Director of General Internal Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. David continues to provide input to the Journal as a member of our editorial board.

Timothy Gilligan, MD, MS

New to our editorial board is geriatrician Dr. Theodore Suh, who will also oversee the independent peer review of the Journal’s supplements. We will further expand our editorial board in the coming months as part of our continuing effort to offer readers a balance of expertise across medical specialties.

Theodore Suh, MD, PhD, MHSc

Exciting changes to our Web site,, will include links to activities offered by Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Medical Education and Center for Consumer Health Information. We will also continue to amplify the educational value of our online CME test and enhance the interactivity of this and other online offerings. Dr. Gilligan will play a prominent role in these upgrades.

Also, the Journal joins an expanding movement in medical journalism by screening all submitted manuscripts with a new online service called CrossCheck to detect plagiarism—whether self-plagiarism or traditional plagiarism. In this way, we will do our part to uphold the integrity of the medical literature.

And as always, I urge you to continue to submit your ideas for articles, particularly ideas for 1-Minute Consults. We review and value all of your suggestions.

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