New editor for the MJA

The Medical Journal of Australia has a new editor after Dr Annette Katelaris' departure last August

Professor Stephen Leeder (pictured) has been made editor-in-chief of the MJA.

The Australian Doctor columnist is professor of public health and community medicine at the University of Sydney.

In a statement the MJA board said: "Professor Leeder brings enormous experience and knowledge to the journal.

He is ideally suited to steer the MJA as it embraces new media