News Release
Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC

PHILADELPHIA – Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, an associate professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed Editor in Chief of the American College of Cardiology’s newest journal – JACC: CardioOncology. The journal will launch in September, and Ky will begin her five-year term in March 2019.

Ky, the founding director of the Penn Cardio-Oncology Center for Excellence, leads research efforts to better understand the cardiotoxic effects of various cancer therapies, focusing on the detection, prevention and treatment of heart disease in cancer patients. In her research, Ky studies advanced imaging, biomarker tools, and deep phenotyping techniques to identify cancer patients who are at increased risk for cardiotoxicity, and to develop strategies to prevent injury while delivering necessary cancer treatments.

As a part of her work, Ky leads a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded translational research program in cardio-oncology and is the Principal Investigator of multiple research studies focused on cardiotoxicity. She is also Chair of the Cardiotoxicity Subcommittee for the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which is funded by the National Cancer Institute, and director of the Penn Center for Quantitative Echocardiography.

The journal – which expands the family of JACC journals to eight, including the flagship JACC – will publish original research articles and state-of-the-art reviews related to the leading basic, translational and clinical investigations in cardio-oncology.

Ky received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.


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