In May 2020, Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, will succeed David W. Kennedy, MD as editor-in-chief of the journal The International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR).
Published by Wiley and launched in 2011, IFAR is the official publication of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Smith brings extensive experience IFAR. “I am acutely aware of the challenges researchers face and extensive efforts they put forth in the quest to advance our knowledge and our specialty,” said Dr. Smith. “I will lead a review process that is fair, impartial, and collegial, and one that identifies the best work deserving of publication and serves its readership.”
Dr. Smith is Professor and Vice Chair in the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University and an active member in a number of professional organizations. He is a Past President of the American Rhinologic Society, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and to the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals and publications including as an associate editor for IFAR, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and ENTtoday. Dr. Smith has also published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and other scientific publications.
Dr. Smith emphasized that he will work toward maintaining and growing the strong reputation of IFAR. “IFAR will be the informational centerpiece for cutting edge discovery and innovation, best practices, and commentary and debate, for clinicians and researchers worldwide with interest in the fields of rhinology, endoscopic cranial base, otolaryngic allergy, and associated disorders,” he said.