Moise Danielpour, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon Moise Danielpour, MD, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pediatric Neurosurgery. “I am delighted and honored to take over the helm of the journal, following in the footsteps of previous editors in our field,” said Dr. Danielpour, who is also the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. “While pediatric neurosurgery remains a relatively small field, its impact on the lives of patients and their families remains immense.”
Keeping Up With Recent Developments
As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Danielpour will be working to deliver a journal that seeks to present innovative clinical and laboratory studies, intriguing technologic updates, and topical debate on readers’ areas of interest. Dr. Danielpour will also integrate into the journal recent significant changes in the field intended to streamline health-care delivery and to provide tools to improve the quality of care.
“In a year marked by global upheaval, we face tidal shifts in the care of patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases,” said Dr. Danielpour. “Health-care stakeholders are implementing payment reforms such as value-based payments, while technology-enabled patient engagement strategies are increasing patients’ financial independence regarding their health-care decisions.”
Dr. Danielpour noted that increasingly detailed population health-management data are being used by government agencies to identify health-care needs and to guide policy. “I would be remiss in not mentioning the remarkable advances in imaging, biomedical sciences, and surgical technology, all creating unprecedented opportunities to provide care in a way that we could have hardly imagined a decade ago,” said Dr. Danielpour.
Pediatric Neurosurgery strives to publish new information and observations in pediatric neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, and neuropathology. The focus is on the etiology of neurologic diseases, the operative care of affected patients, and outcomes research. In addition to experimental and clinical studies, the journal presents critical reviews on selected topics as well as case histories and reports on advances in surgical technique. “Together with the editorial team, we hope to strike a new chord with a fresher, more modern tone, worthy of our readers’ attention,” said Dr. Danielpour.