Edward H. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.G.A.F., has served as Deputy Editor for Clinical Content of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association since July 1, 2012. Before that, he was a Contributing Editor at JAMA for 3 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Livingston received his Medical Degree from UCLA. He completed a General Surgery Residency at UCLA and served as the Administrative Chief Resident for Surgery in 1992. After Residency, he remained on the faculty at UCLA eventually serving as Assistant Dean of the Medical School and Surgical Service Line Director for the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. He also founded the UCLA bariatric surgery program. In 2003, he moved to Dallas to become the Professor and Chairman of GI and Endocrine Surgery at the University Of Texas Southwestern School Of Medicine. During this time period, Dr. Livingston headed the VA’s national effort in bariatric surgery quality improvement. He was appointed as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2007 at the University of Texas Arlington. Dr. Livingston became Chairman of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering at UTSW in 2010. Dr. Livingston has had peer review funding and has published in excess of 150 peer reviewed papers as well as numerous other scientific writings. He has also served on numerous local and national committees and is a past president of the Association of VA Surgeons. He continues to serve as a Professor of Surgery at UTSW.