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JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead
April 2016

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(4):309. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1798

Mission Statement:JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery provides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery publishes clinical, translational, and population health research from an array of disciplines. We place a high priority on strong study designs that accurately identify etiologies, evaluate diagnostic strategies, and distinguish among treatment options and outcomes. Our objectives are to (1) publish original contributions that will enhance the clinician’s understanding of otolaryngologic disorders, benefit the care of our patients and stimulate research in our field; (2) forecast important advances within otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, particularly as they relate to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease through clinical and translational research, including that of the human genome and novel imaging techniques; (3) address questions of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness that result from clinical intervention, which grow in importance as health care providers are increasingly challenged to provide evidence of enhanced survival and quality of life; (4) provide expert reviews of topics that keep our readers current with true advances and also to provide a valuable educational resource for trainees in the several disciplines that treat patients with diseases of the head and neck; (5) serve as a forum for the concerns of otolaryngologists such as socioeconomic, legal, ethical, and medical issues; (6) provide helpful critiques that enable contributing authors to improve their submissions. We encourage a concise presentation of information and employ an abstract format that efficiently assesses validity and relevance from a clinical perspective. This approach promotes succinct yet complete presentation for our readers and electronic information resources. We believe this approach typifies the commitment of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery to providing important information that is easily interpreted by its diverse readership.

Editor

  • Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, St Louis, Missouri

Deputy Editors

  • Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD, Seattle, Washington

  • Sukgi Choi, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Associate Editors

  • Timothy E. Hullar, MD, Portland, Oregon

  • Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, Portland, Oregon

Editorial Manager

Editorial Office

  • Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

  • Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

  • 660 S Euclid Ave

  • Campus Box 8091

  • St Louis, MO 63110

Section Editors
Continuing Medical Education

  • Douglas E. Mattox, MD, Atlanta, Georgia

Online Editor

  • Michael Johns III, MD, Los Angeles, California

Endoscopy and Laryngology

  • Albert L. Merati, MD, Seattle, Washington

Pathology

  • Edward B. Stelow, MD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Radiology

  • Rebecca S. Cornelius, MD, Cincinnati, Ohio

Statistics Editor

  • Dorina Kallogjeri, MD, MPH, St Louis, Missouri

Editorial Board

  • Oliver F. Adunka, MD, Columbus, Ohio

  • Carol R. Bradford, MD, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSc, Charleston, South Carolina

  • Christine G. Gourin, MD, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Robert M. Kellman, MD, Syracuse, New York

  • David E. Tunkel, MD, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH, Seattle, Washington

  • Bevan Yueh, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • George H. Zalzal, MD, Washington, DC

Publication Staff

  • Offices 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Editor in Chief, The JAMA Network Howard Bauchner, MD

  • Executive Editor Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

  • Executive Managing Editor Annette Flanagin

  • Managing Editor Brenda Gregoline

Editorial Processing

  • Manuscript Editing Manager Lauren Fischer

  • Senior Manuscript Editor John McFadden

  • Manuscript Editors Karen L. Boyd, Gabriel Dietz, Rochelle C. Lodder, Sam Wilder

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager Diane L. Cannon

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinators Connie L. Manno, Fred Marshall

  • Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders Catherine A. Alden, Stephanie Lang Beckmeyer, Jan Clavey, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Paula Glitman, Laura King, Kenneth W. Lane, Brandy Y. Patton, Donna J. Thordsen

  • Editorial Assistant Wanda Hill

Editorial Operations and Systems

  • Directors Larry Bryant, Monica Mungle, Elaine Williams

  • Managers and Staff Kathryn Brokke, Fanny L. Brown, Lenette Gardner-Gullens, Erin Kato, Peter K. Kim, Rachell Lozano, Michaela Mark, Elizabeth Zak

Scientific Online Resources

  • Deputy Editor and Director Michael Berkwits, MD

  • Director, Development and Design Michelle Kurzynski

  • Staff Eric Butkus, Will English IV, Mustafa Ishaq, Daniel Morrow, Reuben Rios

Editorial Graphics

  • Deputy Editor and Director Ronna Henry, MD

  • Staff Joshua Bird, Karen Bucher, Samantha Welker, David Song

Clinical Review & Education

  • Deputy Editor Edward H. Livingston, MD

  • CME Editor Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH

Administration

  • Director Marla A. Hall

  • Staff Deanna Willis, Yolanda Davis

  • Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, JD

Media Relations

  • Staff Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, Deanna Bellandi, Jim Michalski

Periodical Publishing Staff

  • Senior Vice President and Publisher, Periodical Publications Thomas J. Easley

  • Vice President, Publishing Business Operations Brian Shields

  • Vice President, Publishing Production Operations Karen Adams-Taylor

  • Staff Monica Smith

Advertising Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director Jeffery J. Bonistalli

  • Manager Kathy Russell

  • Staff Mirna Monal

  • Sales Representative Tim Melroy

  • Director, Marketing Mark Thornbury

  • Staff Tricia Castellano

Classified Advertising:

  • Manager Thalia Moss

  • Staff Mike Harvey, Susan J. Henning

Reprint Communications

  • Manager Susan Lovenberg

Circulation Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director, Worldwide Sales Vida Damijonaitis

  • Managers Saskia Bolore, Gretchen Linder, Brian McCartney

  • Staff David Baum, Christine Hearne, Rebecca Lisek, Natasha Nekola, Ron Thomas

Marketing and Product Development

  • Directors Paul Gee, Matt Herron, Elizabeth Solaro

  • Associate Publisher/Senior Product Development Geoffrey Flick

  • Managers Rick Bell, Fergus Clare, Lindsay Dawson, Ellen Gibson, Craig McCaffrey, Michael McGraw, Romando Rossini, Stacy Tucker

  • Staff Millette Jackson-Bates

Business Operations

  • Directors Karl Elvin, Nancy Essex, Jaye Mize, Sean O’Donnell, Sue Sherrill

  • Managers David Antos, Chris Borden, Debbie Camp, Lydia Cruz, Scott Curl, Diane Darnell, Colleen Kelly, Chris Meyer, Annemarie Neff, J.D. Neff, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Bill Pedone, Susan Price, Binita Shah, Denise Steinhauser, Joe Wixted

  • Advertising and Production Services Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Daniel DeGroot, Jordynn Farrar, Shawn Hansen, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Tiffany Jones, Joshua Lane, Cindy Rendlen, Ellen Yoshihara

  • Circulation Services Julie Burton, Dexter Golden, Erin Hinchcliff, Noemi Rivera, Geneine Van Someren

  • Composition and New Media Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Amanda Camino, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Emily Dunn, Amy Evers, Teri Hutchison, Mary Ann Kuranda, Joshua Lampinen, Nathan Mitre, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge, George T. Thomson

  • Graphics Joe Amft, Maria Duda, Fred Furtner, Carolyn Hall, Maria Kowalkowski

  • Proofreading Carol Joy Farrell, Daniel James, Judith A. Literskis, Teresa H. Omiotek, Michael Ryder

AMA Executives

  • Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer James L. Madara, MD

  • Chief Operating Officer Bernard L. Hengesbaugh

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