Professor Smith, who is also Head, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Monash Health, will take up the position in January 2019, becoming the thirteenth editor of the journal that was established at the ﬁrst meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ council held in Dunedin in 1927.
As Editor-in-Chief, Professor Smith’s duties include determining the editorial content and overseeing the production of the online and print versions of the journal, initiating and overseeing the review process of manuscripts, and making appointments to the Editorial Board.
Professor Smith has served on the Editorial Board of the ANZ Journal of Surgerysince 1998, ﬁrstly as Specialty Editor for Cardiothoracic Surgery, then as Senior Editor and recently as Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Other positions include him serving as Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Board of Studies, Senior Examiner in Cardiothoracic Surgery and a Fellowship Elected Councillor.
His exceptional publication record includes four books, 35 book chapters and over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals.