The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Ann. Thorac. Surg.|
|Discipline||Pulmonary disease, surgery|
|Edited by||L. Henry Edmunds|
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is a peer-reviewed medical journal that was established in 1965. It covers the fields of pulmonary diseases and surgery. It is the official journal of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.
Article retraction practice
In 2004 The Annals of Thoracic Surgery published a study comparing two heart drugs. In January 2011 the journal retracted the study. The journal's editor-in-chief, L. Henry Edmunds, was contacted by Retraction Watch to get details about the cause of the retraction. Edmunds replied that journalists and bloggers need not discuss article retraction and that it was sufficient for the public to know that the article had been retracted. Edmunds went on to say that the reasons why a journal might retract an article are personal in the same way that the reasons for a marital divorce are.
Current editorial board
Editor: G. Alexander Patterson, MD, St. Louis, MO, USA
Past Editors: L. Henry Edmunds Jr, MD, 2000-2015 Thomas B. Ferguson MD, 1984-2000 Herbert Sloan MD, 1969-1984 John D. Steele MD, 1964-1969
Original Articles Verdi J. DiSesa MD, Philadelphia, PA, USA Mark K. Ferguson MD, Chicago, IL, USA Thomas E. MacGillivray MD, Boston, MA, USA Constantine Mavroudis MD, Orlando, FL, USA
Feature Articles John A. Odell MD, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Special Articles Douglas J. Mathisen MD, Boston, MA, USA
CME Colleen G. Koch MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
Associate Editors for CME Katherine P. Grichnik MD, Durham, NC, USA Kirk R. Kanter MD, Atlanta, GA, USA John A. Kern MD, Charlottesville, VA, USA Kemp H. Kernstine MD, Dallas, TX, USA
Ethics Editor Robert M. Sade MD, Charleston, SC, USA
Statistics Editor Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD, Portland, OR, USA
Feature Article Editors Derek R. Brinster MD, Richmond, VA, USA David B. Campbell MD, Hershey, PA, USA Rick A. Esposito MD, Manhassett, NY, USA Richard Lee (Cardiac Surgeon) MD, St. Louis, MO, USA S. Bert Litwin MD, Boca Raton, FL, USA M. Blair Marshall MD, Washington, DC, USA Joseph I. Miller MD, Atlanta, GA, USA Wayne E. Richenbacher, Iowa City, IA, USA Jorge D. Salazar MD, Jackson, MS, USA Mark S. Slaughter MD, Louisville, KY, USA Thomas J. Vander Salm MD, Salem, MA, USA
Surgical Heritage Editor Nicholas T. Kouchoukos MD, St. Louis, MO, USA
Editorial Board: Mark S. Allen MD, Rochester, NY, USA Nasser K. Altorki MD, New York, NY, USA Hisao Asamura MD, Tokyo, Japan Ko Bando MD, Nasushiobara, Japan Stefano Benussi MD, Milan, Italy William J. Brawn MD, Birmingham, UK Alessandro Brunelli, Ancona, Italy Albert T. Cheung, Philadelphia, PA, USA John V. Conte MD, Baltimore, MD, USA Steven R. DeMeester MD, Los Angeles, CA, USA Jessica S. Donington MD, New York, NY, USA Fred H. Edwards MD, Jacksonville, FL, USA Anthony L. Estrera MD, Houston, TX, USA Wentao Fang MD, Shanghai, China Hiran C. Fernando MD, Boston, MA, USA James S. Gammie MD, Baltimore, MD, USA Robert C. Gorman MD, Philadelphia, PA, USA Michael Grimm MD, Vienna, Austria Eugene A. Grossi MD, New York, NY, USA George L. Hicks, Jr MD, Rochester, NY, USA Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano MD, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Marshall L. Jacobs MD, Baltimore, MD, USA Michael E. Jessen MD, Dallas, TX, USA David R. Jones MD, Charlottesville, VA, USA A. Pieter Kappetein MD, PhD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Ki-Bong Kim MD, Seoul, Korea James K. Kirklin MD, Birmingham, AL, USA Arkalgud Sampath Kumar MD, Delhi, India Tomislav Mihaljevic MD, Cleveland, OH, USA R. Scott Mitchell MD, Stanford, CA, USA Yoshifumi Naka MD, New York, NY, USA Louis P. Perrault MD, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Richard L. Prager MD, Ann Arbor, MI Gaetano Rocco MD, Naples, Italy Juan Rosai MD, Milan, Italy Marc Ruel MD, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Shunji Sano MD, Okayama, Japan Joseph B. Shrager MD, Stanford, CA, USA Patricia A. Thistlethwaite MD, San Diego, CA, USA Vinod H. Thourani MD, Atlanta, GA, USA Glen S. Van Arsdell MD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Pascal R. Vouhe MD, Paris, France Thomas K. Waddell MD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thomas Walther MD, Nauheim, Germany Song Wan MD, Hong Kong, China Cameron D. Wright MD, Boston, MA, USA Qing-yu Wu, Beijing, China 
- Ben Goldacre (15 January 2011). "Now you see it, now you don't: why journals need to rethink retractions". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2011.