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New York/Stuttgart – – Thieme has appointed Dr. Bernard T. Lee as the new Editor-in-Chief of its publication Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery (JRM). Since 2007, Dr. Lee has served as the Associate Editor of JRM. He replaced Professor Peter C. Neligan, MB, BCh, effective July 1, 2013.

Dr. Bernard T. Lee is a board-certified general surgeon and plastic surgeon, who received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and an MBA from University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. He completed a residency program in general surgery at Tufts – New England Medical Center and a plastic surgery residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Currently, he is enrolled in the Clinical Effectiveness Master of Public Health program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, serves as the Acting Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and as the Co-Director of the Peter Jay Sharp Program for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery.

Dr. Lee’s area of expertise is breast reconstruction following mastectomy and cancer. Here, he developed a new program in Boston, using a microsurgical technique for reconstruction of a breast by applying abdominal skin and fat. Unlike previous surgical options, this method bases perfusion on the perforating vessels while preserving the rectus abdominis muscle. He is active in clinical research examining outcomes in breast reconstruction and patient satisfaction. Dr. Lee is also a NIH funded researcher with a focus on near-infrared imaging technologies and microsurgical flap perfusion. In total, he has over 95 peer-reviewed publications and is Co-Editor of a three-volume textbook on reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Bernard Lee said, “I am truly delighted by the opportunity to take up this new position. I look forward to the challenge and to building on the previous work laid down by Peter Neligan and Berish Strauch.”

“I am very pleased Bernard Lee is taking on this role. He is not a ‘newcomer’ to JRM,as he has been associated with the journal for a number of years, acting as an ad hoc reviewer and Associate Editor. I am confident that with Bernard Lee at its helm JRM will continue its growing success with authors and readers alike,” commented Professor Peter C. Neligan, MB, BCh, former Editor-in-Chief of JRM.

JRM, available in print and online, is a peer-reviewed, indexed journal publishing original research and topical reviews containing clinical information of use to the practicing microsurgeon. Now in its 29th year, the international publication is a major means of communication for the global microsurgical community. In addition, special sections discuss new technologies, innovations, materials and significant problem cases.

To learn more about this instructive and informative journal from Thieme, please visit:

About Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

The Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery publishes original articles containing clinical information of use to the practicing micro-surgeon. In addition, special sections discuss new technologies, innovations, materials, and significant problem cases. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery is the official journal of The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery;, The World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery;, The American Society for Peripheral Nerve;, The Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society;, and The European Federation of Societies of Microsurgery;

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics,radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and over 450 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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