Dr. Sklar will begin his five-year term as the journal’s editor-in-chief on January 1, 2013. He has worked closely with Academic Medicine’s editorial staff for more than a decade, serving as a member of the editorial board since 2001 before being named associate editor in 2009.
For the past year, Dr. Sklar has been a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow on Capitol Hill. Previously, he held leadership positions at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, including serving as the academic chair of the department of emergency medicine and as senior associate dean for clinical affairs. Dr. Sklar also has served on the boards of directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Council on Residency Directors of Emergency Medicine, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Widely published across a variety of disciplines, he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed medical journal publications and brings a history of scholarly research in medical education, including selection of applicants, diagnostic reasoning, medical error, systems design, humanities, and health policy.