Graeme Forrest Named New Editor-in-Chief for ASM’s Clinical Microbiology Reviews

April 6, 2022

ASM is pleased to welcome Graeme Forrest, MBBS, a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of ASM’s Clinical Microbiology Reviews. Forrest will begin his term as EiC on July 1, 2022. 

"ASM’s Journals Committee is thrilled to have Dr. Forrest at the helm of CMR. I am confident that he will make exceptional contributions to CMR, and I am excited to see how the journal moves forward under his direction," said Dr. Patrick Schloss, chair of the ASM Journals Committee. 

Clinical Microbiology Reviews® analyzes the latest developments in clinical microbiology and immunology. Key topics include pathogenic mechanisms, individual and groups of microbial pathogens, clinical and laboratory aspects of newly recognized and reemerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial agents and their applications and diagnostic laboratory technologies. 

Graeme Forrest
Forrest’s research focuses on antimicrobial stewardship and resistance in immunocompromised hosts. He completed residencies at Columbus Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago after earning a Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor Surgery (MBBS) from University of Adelaide, Australia. He completed his infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where he stayed on as faculty for 7 more years. In 2008, Forrest moved to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University, where he served as director of the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program and provided VA outpatient services. He was chair of VA Portland Healthcare System’s Internal Review Board and an advisor for the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoint working group. 

"As a previous author, I felt privileged to be invited to contribute and I realize how much effort is required to present a thorough, well thought out and informative article. These detailed reviews with their excellent artwork for each article make CMR an outstanding journal,” said Forrest. 


The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences. 

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