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Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, is a consultant cardiologist at Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust. Within the UK’s leading structural valve disease group, Dr. Grapsa is responsible for the valvular heart disease network and echocardiography, a position previously held by Professor John Chambers.

Dr. Grapsa’s areas of research include valvular heart disease and the study of right heart remodelling. During her PhD research, Dr. Grapsa studied the right heart remodelling in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension with echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance.

Dr. Grapsa has served as chair of the young community for multimodality imaging for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and as a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) education committee, leading the ESC clinical case gallery. She was responsible for ESC social media, since its birth and she has been a member of imaging and online education committees of Heart Failure Association.

Prior to her role as JACC: Case Reports editor-in-chief, Dr. Grapsa served as an editorial consultant for JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. She is a fellow of the ACC, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Society of Cardiology.

“I am honored to be joining this new venture and confident that we will provide high quality content and transforming clinical cardiology through clinical cases,” Grapsa said. “It is a privilege for me to be able to work with some of leading cardiologists of our generation worldwide and be a part of JACC journals family.”