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For Immediate Release

Anna M. Sawka, MD, PhD Appointed Incoming Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid®

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Alexandria, VA, and New Rochelle, NY, June 10, 2021—We are pleased to announce that Anna M. Sawka, MD, PhD, has been appointed the next Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid®the Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association® (ATA®), published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Dr. Sawka is a Clinician Scientist and a practicing Endocrinologist at the University Health Network, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto, in Canada. 

“I am very honored to accept the role of the next Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the official journal of the American Thyroid Association – Thyroid, beginning January 2022,” said Dr. Sawka. “Thyroid has grown into a premiere, internationally-recognized source of peer-reviewed scientific research and clinical practice guidelines in the field of Thyroidology. The success of Thyroid is a testament of the skilled leadership of esteemed prior Editors-in-Chief, as well as the immense contributions of Associate Editors, the Editorial Board, Peer Reviewers, dedicated ATA staff, and publishing authors. I look forward to working with Dr. Kebebew and the entire team at Thyroid in the EiC transitional period, in continuing to advance scientific publication in our field. I will be guided by the ATA mission of promoting excellence in thyroid patient care through the dissemination of scientific discoveries and knowledge translation of clinical practice guidelines in the collaborative and diverse community of Thyroid, “

Dr. Sawka will work closely with Dr. Kebebew through 2021, with a full transition to Editor-in-Chief in January 2022.

“The ATA is thrilled that Anna Sawka, MD, PhD will be the next Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid. She will succeed Dr. Electron Kebebew, who deserves acknowledgement for his capable leadership of the journal as well as our appreciation for his dedication in furthering the prominence of our flagship journal,” says American Thyroid Association President Victor J. Bernet, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. “Dr. Sawka is a globally recognized and respected leader in the field of thyroid disorders as well as methodology for literature review and guideline development. She has published extensively on topics related to hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer. Anna has been very active in the American Thyroid Association to include being a co-Chair of the Guidelines and Statement Committee and a contributor to several ATA clinical guidelines and statements. We are very excited for Dr. Sawka to assume the reins as the next Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid and have full confidence that she will successfully take the journal to even greater heights.”

Dr. Sawka was recently promoted to Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in Health Research Methodology/Biostatistics and Epidemiology from McMaster University. Her research focus is primarily in thyroid cancer. She has received scientific career awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the University of Toronto. 

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Anna Sawka as the sixth Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid, and look forward to working with her,” says Mary Ann Liebert, President of the company that bears her name.

About the Journal
Thyroid®, the official journal of the American Thyroid Association® (ATA®), is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published monthly online with open access options and in print. The Journal publishes original articles and timely reviews that reflect the rapidly advancing changes in our understanding of thyroid physiology and pathology, from the molecular biology of the cell to clinical management of thyroid disorders. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Thyroid website. The complete Thyroid Journal Program includes the highly valued abstract and commentary publication Clinical Thyroidology®, led by Editor-in-Chief Angela Leung, MD and published monthly, and the groundbreaking videojournal companion VideoEndocrinology, led by Editor William Barry Inabnet, III, MD and published quarterly. Complete tables of content and sample issues may be viewed on the Thyroid website.

About the American Thyroid Association® 
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is dedicated to transforming thyroid care through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative and diverse community. ATA® is an international professional medical society with over 1,800 members from 43 countries around the world.  The ATA® promotes thyroid awareness and information through ClinicalThyroidology® for the Publica resource that summarizes research for patients and families, and extensive, authoritative resources on thyroid disease and thyroid cancer in both English and Spanish. The ATA® website www.thyroid.org 
serves as the clinical resource for patients and the public who look for reliable information on the internet.

About Mary Ann Liebert 
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research. A complete list of the firm’s more than 90 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on its website.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
140 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 740-2100 or (800) M-LIEBERT
Fax (914) 740-2101
www.liebertpub.com