Semin Neurol 2019; 39(01): 001-002
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1678572
Introduction to the Guest Editors
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Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, and Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MMSc, MD

David M. Greer
1  Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
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Publication History

Publication Date:
11 February 2019 (online)

The Guest Editors of this issue of Seminars in Neurology are Drs. Joshua Goldstein and Jeffrey Ellenbogen.

Dr. Goldstein is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and has had a long career focus in neurological disorders in the Emergency Department. He received his BS from Tufts University, followed by his MD and PhD from the University of Connecticut. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Hemostasis and Thrombosis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and subsequently was a resident in Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospital Combined program. He did a research fellowship in Vascular and Critical Care Neurology, also at the combined Harvard program, and has been on faculty at Harvard Medical School since 2006. Josh has been a leader in the field of Emergency Medicine, and has made a tremendous impact in the field of Emergency Neurology, an often neglected but incredibly important field. There is much we don't know about the acute treatment of neurological disorders, and neurologists are often consulted late to the emergency, after the “cat is out of the bag.” Josh is helping to bridge that gap, making a daily impact through his research and care of the acute neurological patient. With over 125 original peer-reviewed articles in the field, he is clearly a leader and internationally renowned expert. Despite this, he is a humble and extraordinary colleague and friend.

I had the pleasure of having Dr. Ellenbogen to serve as a guest editor for a previous issue on Sleep Medicine, but he is clearly a jack of all trades. He is that unique (perhaps singular!) combination of neurologist and firefighter, and is passionate about the care of the acutely brain injured patient. He is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University. Prior to that he served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and then at Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a BA in the History of Art. He received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and his Masters in Medical Science from Harvard Medical School. His subsequent internship and neurology residency were at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also underwent a fellowship training in Clinical Electrophysiology. He subsequently was a postdoctoral fellow in sleep, circadian, and respiratory neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Jeff is an original thinker, a real “outside the box” person, and is truly a difference maker worldwide.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of Drs. Goldstein and Ellenbogen, as well as all of the contributing authors, for their important work in this issue of Seminars in Neurology, which I'm quite sure will be of great interest to the readers. The issue provides insights to the acute care of the neurological patient in the pre- and Emergency Department setting, a challenging scenario for the consulting neurologist or Emergency Medicine physician. We hope you enjoy this marvelous issue!