Dr. Richard Gamelli serving second term as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Burn Care & Research
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Dr. Richard Gamelli, distinguished surgeon and dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has been reappointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Burn Care & Research.
Gamelli, 61, will serve a second, five-year term as editor of the journal, which is the official, bi-monthly publication of the American Burn Association (ABA), an international organization that promotes and supports burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation and prevention. The publication is the only peer-reviewed journal in the United States devoted exclusively to the treatment and research of burns.
"Many important changes in the operation and quality of the Journal have occurred under Dr. Gamelli's leadership, and we all look forward to an ongoing productive working relationship in the years ahead," read a statement in part issued by the ABA Board of Trustees, which made the reappointment at its recent annual meeting in Boston.
Gamelli is the 20-year chief of Loyola's Burn Center and a world authority on the treatment of burn wounds, research and prevention. A resident of Burr Ridge, he joined Loyola in 1990 as chief of the Burn Center and as the founder and director of the Burn & Shock Trauma Institute in the Stritch School of Medicine. In 1995, he was named the Robert J. Freeark Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Stritch.
In February 2010, he was appointed senior vice president of Loyola University Health System (LUHS). The system includes Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, the Loyola Center for Ambulatory Surgery at Oakbrook Terrace North in Oakbrook, Ill., RML Specialty Hospital, a facility co-owned by LUHS, and, adjacent to the main medical center campus, the Edward J. Hines Jr. VA Hospital, which has a cooperative research and patient care initiatives with LUHS. Gamelli is a former member of the LUHS Board of Directors. In April 2009, Gamelli was appointed dean of Stritch, which is part of LUHS.
In 2002 Gamelli received the Faculty of the Year award from Loyola University Chicago. He was inducted as a faculty member in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He also delivered the commencement address to the Stritch School of Medicine in 2006. Most recently, he was elected to lead the Council of Clinical Chairs and was awarded the Ralph P. Leischner Master Teacher Award from the Stritch School of Medicine.
Gamelli is a past president of the ABA, where he has been an active member since 1979. He recently was named a member of the Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, of the National Institutes of Health. In addition, Dr. Gamelli has served as the associate editor of the Journal of Trauma and is a member of the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, Shock, Burns, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.