Dr. Parag Bharadwaj is System Chief of Palliative Care at Sentara Healthcare, and was formerly the Director of the Palliative Care Program at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, and the Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Bharadwaj specializes in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care. He received his M.B.B.S. degree in India and thereafter moved to the United States where he did his residency in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Bharadwaj received the Young Investigators award for 2005 from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He received the 2004-2005 Outstanding Clinician Educator Award from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Bharadwaj has presented and published extensively in the field of Palliative Medicine and won various awards for his work. He has a special interest in promoting Palliative Care internationally.
The Role of the Editor in Chief
The editor in chief has delegated to the associate editor responsibility for editorial decision-making on papers submitted to the journal. The editor in chief is responsible for editorial matters that include but are not limited to journal supplements, the journal's aims and scope, the editorial board and volunteer peer reviewer pool, editorial assessment of video abstracts, assignment to published papers of endorsements, and for consulting on pre-submission inquiries from authors.
This is the second time I have submitted a paper to Palliative Care: Research and Treatment for possible publication. In both instances, my experience with the journal was very good from submission to acceptance. The peer reviewers' comments were insightful, very constructive, and extremely helpful. The author interface was user-friendly. The publishing process was fast and convenient. I highly recommend this journal.