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Announcement
January 2015

New Editorial Board Members

JAMA Surg. 2015;150(1):90-92. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3604

JAMA Surgery is pleased to announce the following appointments to our Editorial and International Editorial Boards: deputy editors, Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH, Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, and Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA; review editor, Gerard M. Doherty, MD; web and social media editor, Amalia L. Cochran, MD; statistical consultants, Terry Hyslop, PhD, Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD, and Alfred W. Rademaker, PhD; Editorial Board member, Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS; and International Editorial Board members, Liane S. Feldman, MDCM, FRCPS, Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, Simon Law, MBBChir, MA(Cantab), MS(HK), FCSHK, FHKAM, FRCSEd, Olle Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, Chung-Mau Lo, MBBS(HK), MS(HK), FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FHKAM(Surg), FCSHK, Avery B. Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD, John A. Windsor, MD, FRACS, FRSNZ, Han-Kwang Yang, MD, PhD, and Cheng-Har Yip, MBBS, FRCS(Glasg), FRCSEd.

Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH

Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH, received his medical degree from The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and completed his surgical residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He earned his MPH at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed clinical fellowships in surgical critical care and trauma/acute care surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr Haider is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. He is presently the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health—a joint initiative of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, received his medical degree and MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Michigan Hospital and spent 2 years at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a surgical oncology research fellow. He completed advanced training in surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He earned a PhD in clinical investigations from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Pawlik is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is presently professor of surgery and oncology, director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center, and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and holds the John L. Cameron Chair of Alimentary Tract Diseases at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr Pawlik’s main clinical interests include alimentary tract surgery, with special emphasis in hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary diseases. He completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the Harvard School of Public Health as well as a master’s degree in theology from Harvard Divinity School.

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University and completed a general surgery residency, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars research fellowship, and a fellowship in surgical oncology as assistant chief of service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She earned an MA in human sciences from Worcester College, University of Oxford. Dr Sosa is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is presently professor of surgery and medicine (oncology) and chief of endocrine surgery at Duke University, where she serves as leader of the Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group at the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute as well as the director of health services research for the Department of Surgery. Her main clinical interest is in the surgical management of endocrine diseases, with a focus on surgery and clinical trials for thyroid cancer.

Gerard M. Doherty, MD

Gerard M. Doherty, MD, received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. Dr Doherty completed his surgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco and spent 2 years at the National Cancer Institute. He was a faculty member at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, for 9 years and was the NW Thompson Professor and Head of General Surgery at the University of Michigan until 2002. In 2012, Dr Doherty assumed the positions of Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University and surgeon-in-chief at Boston Medical Center. Dr Doherty is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He also serves on the Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery and is president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. His clinical practice is focused in endocrine surgery.

Amalia L. Cochran, MD

Amalia L. Cochran, MD, received her medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Utah. She then completed her fellowship training in burns and critical care at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. Dr Cochran is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. She is presently associate professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. Her clinical practice focuses on acute burn care, critical care in burns, burn reconstruction, and frostbite.

Terry Hyslop, PhD

Terry Hyslop, PhD, received her doctorate in biostatistics from Temple University. She served as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. At Thomas Jefferson University, she led the biostatistics efforts for the Kimmel Cancer Center as well as the Division of Biostatistics. Dr Hyslop is currently leader of biostatistics for the Duke Cancer Institute and professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University. Her research focuses on the measurement and modeling of biomarkers in oncology and how they may inform patient outcomes and identify alternative therapeutic approaches.

Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD

Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD, received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr Kaji then performed a research fellowship, earning her MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to disasters, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and emergency medical services, her research interests include necrotizing fasciitis and traumatic brain injury. Dr Kaji also serves as a statistical consultant for numerous surgically related projects.

Alfred W. Rademaker, PhD

Alfred W. Rademaker, PhD, received his doctorate in statistics from Pennsylvania State University. He previously held appointments in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina and the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He is presently a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He directs the Division of Biostatistics, the Biostatistics Collaboration Center in the School of Medicine, and the Biostatistics Shared Resource Core Facility in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. His areas of specialty are statistical methods in health-related research studies, the design of clinical trials, and meta-analysis.

Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS

Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency training at Northwestern University. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also completed research fellowships at the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Surgeons, and Northwestern University. Dr Bilimoria is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is vice chair for quality and the director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center at Northwestern Medicine, and he specializes in melanoma and sarcoma. He has a particular interest in cluster-randomized trials examining hospital quality initiatives and health care policies.

Liane S. Feldman, MDCM, FRCPS

Liane S. Feldman, MDCM, FRCPS, received her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where she also completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship and research training in minimally invasive surgery. Dr Feldman is professor of surgery and director of the Division of General Surgery at McGill University and holds the Steinberg-Bernstein Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation at the McGill University Health Centre. Dr Feldman’s research focuses on the measurement and improvement of recovery and other outcomes of gastrointestinal surgery.

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical oncology. He was an international guest scholar of the American College of Surgeons and is an honorary fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Surgical Association. He completed a fellowship in clinical ethics at the University of Chicago. He is presently professor of surgery at the University of Buenos Aires and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Dr Carlos A. Bocalandro Hospital. Prof Ferreres is a gastrointestinal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery and has an interest in surgical ethics, global surgery, and professional liability issues.

Simon Law, MBBChir, MA(Cantab), MS(HK), FCSHK, FHKAM, FRCSEd

Simon Law, MBBChir, MA(Cantab), MS(HK), FCSHK, FHKAM, FRCSEd, received his medical degree from the University of Cambridge in England. He completed his surgical training at the University of Hong Kong and a fellowship in foregut surgery at the University of Southern California. He is presently Cheung Kung-Hai Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and chief of the Division of Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Hong Kong. Dr Law’s main areas of interest encompass both benign and malignant diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and multimodality strategies for the treatment of esophageal and gastric cancer.

Olle Ljungqvist, MD, PhD

Olle Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, received his medical degree and earned his PhD on glucose metabolism in hemorrhage at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He completed his residency and held several clinical positions in gastrointestinal surgery at the Karolinska Hospital, including being a professor of surgery, nutrition, and metabolism. He chaired the Center for Gastrointestinal Disease at Ersta Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, before assuming his current position as professor of surgery at Örebro University in Örebro, Sweden, in 2009. Dr Ljungqvist has served as chair of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and president of the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, which is part of the International Surgical Society. He also cofounded the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society. His research interests include surgical stress, metabolism and nutrition, and outcomes focusing on enhanced recovery after surgery.

Chung-Mau Lo, MBBS(HK), MS(HK), FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FHKAM(Surg), FCSHK

Chung-Mau Lo, MBBS(HK), MS(HK), FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FHKAM(Surg), FCSHK, received his medical degree and surgical degree from the University of Hong Kong. He completed his surgical residency training at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. Prof Lo is the Chin Lan-Hong Professor, chair of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong. He is an honorary fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons and an honorary member of the European Surgical Association. Prof Lo served as president of the International Liver Transplantation Society and the International Society for Digestive Surgery. Prof Lo and his team received China’s national honor of First-Class State Scientific and Technological Progress Award as well as China’s Ministry of Education First-Class Award in Research Achievements (Science and Technology). Prof Lo’s expertise is in hepatobiliary surgery, liver cancer, and liver transplantation.

Avery B. Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD

Avery B. Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD, received his medical degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He completed his PhD focusing on the immune response to injury and his general surgical residency at the University of Toronto. He performed his trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, where he also earned his master’s degree in public health. He is presently surgeon-in-chief at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds the DeSouza Chair in Trauma Research and is the director of the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program.

John A. Windsor, MD, FRACS, FRSNZ

John A. Windsor, MD, FRACS, FRSNZ, received his medical degree and research doctorate from the University of Auckland, where he is now professor of surgery and director of research. Dr Windsor completed his general surgery training in New Zealand and a hepatobiliary pancreatic fellowship at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and honorary fellow of the American Surgical Association. Dr Windsor recently served as secretary general of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and on the Council of the International Association of Pancreatology. His primary research interests are in pathophysiology and management of acute pancreatitis. Dr Windsor specializes in pancreatic, gastroesophageal, and laparoscopic surgery.

Han-Kwang Yang, MD, PhD

Han-Kwang Yang, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from Seoul National University. He completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in gastric cancer at Seoul National University Hospital. He was visiting fellow and guest researcher at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health. Dr Yang was founding president of the Korean Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group. He is presently director of the Gastric Cancer Center, Seoul National University Hospital. Dr Yang is a surgical oncologist specializing in upper gastrointestinal cancer, particularly gastric malignancy. He is involved in several large-scale randomized clinical trials for gastric cancer treatment and his translational research interests are in drug delivery systems, familial gastric cancer, and biomarkers.

Cheng-Har Yip, MBBS, FRCS(Glasg), FRCSEd

Cheng-Har Yip, MBBS, FRCS(Glasg), FRCSEd, received her medical degree from the University of Malaya. She completed her training in breast surgery in the United Kingdom. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and honorary fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Yip is presently a consultant breast surgeon in the Sime Darby Healthcare Group, visiting consultant to the University of Malaya, and clinical professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia. She is actively involved in surgical training and research.

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