About the ASCI

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), established in 1908, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. Its mission:

The ASCI seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve human health.

The ASCI comprises more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties elected to the Society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. The ASCI represents physician-scientists who are at the bedside, at the research bench, and at the blackboard. Many of its senior members are widely recognized leaders in academic medicine.

The ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists. The ASCI considers the nominations of several hundred physician-scientists submitted from among its members each year and elects up to 80 new members each year for their significant research accomplishments. Because members must be 50 years of age or younger at the time of their election, membership reflects accomplishments by its members relatively early in their careers.


The ASCI self-publishes two journals:

  • The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Founded in 1924, the JCI is a peer-reviewed biomedical research journal recognized for its broad readership and impact
  • JCI Insight. Launched in 2015, JCI Insight is a peer-reviewed journal that presents research with a focused line of investigation which provides meaningful and impactful contributions to the understanding of the biology of disease or new therapeutic opportunities. The journal published its inaugural issue on January 21, 2016.


The ASCI is a member society of two organizations that work to promote increased federal funding and sound science policy through direct Congressional advocacy and member participation:


For more detailed histories of the ASCI, see:

Resources for the media

The ASCI offers a media-friendly summary of the Society and downloadable logos.