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JAMA Surgery Masthead
October 2016

JAMA Surgery

JAMA Surg. 2016;151(10):894. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2947

Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed research to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. JAMA Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues pertinent to surgery, such as the education and training of the surgical workforce, quality improvement, and the ethics and economics of health care delivery.

  • Editor Melina R. Kibbe, MD

Deputy Editors

  • Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, Columbus, Ohio

  • Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, Durham, North Carolina

Managing Editor

Section Editors
Review Editor

  • Gerard M. Doherty, MD, Boston, Massachusetts

Surgical Innovation Editor

  • Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Web and Social Media Editor

  • Amalia L. Cochran, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah

Clinical Challenge and CME Editor

  • Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, Baltimore, Maryland

Statistical Editors

  • Terry Hyslop, PhD, Durham, North Carolina

  • Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD, Torrance, California

  • Alfred W. Rademaker, PhD, Chicago, Illinois

Editorial Board

  • Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, Chicago, Illinois

  • Danny Chu, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Quan-Yang Duh, MD, San Francisco, California

  • Diana L. Farmer, MD, Sacramento, California

  • James W. Fleshman Jr, MD, Dallas, Texas

  • Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD, Los Angeles, California

  • O. Joe Hines, MD, Los Angeles, California

  • Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

  • David C. Linehan, MD, Rochester, New York

  • Eric K. Nakakura, MD, PhD, San Francisco, California

  • Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Martin G. Paul, MD, Washington, DC

  • Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr, MD, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Sherry M. Wren, MD, Palo Alto, California

International Editorial Board

  • Juan I. Arcelus, MD, PhD, Granada, Spain

  • Kevin C. P. Conlon, MA, MCh, MBA, Dublin, Ireland

  • Marco Del Chiaro, MD, PhD, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Liane S. Feldman, MD, CM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Andrew G. Hill, MBChB, MD, EdD, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Simon Y. K. Law, MBBChir, MS, Hong Kong

  • Dimitrios A. Linos, MD, PhD, Marousi, Greece

  • Olle Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, Örebro, Sweden

  • Chung-Mau Lo, MBBS, MS(HK), Hong Kong

  • Avery B. Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • John A. Windsor, MD, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Manabu Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan

  • Han-Kwang Yang, MD, PhD, Seoul, South Korea

  • Cheng-Har Yip, MBBS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Former Editors

  • Dean Lewis, MD, 1920-1940

  • Waltman Walters, MD, 1941-1942; 1946-1961

  • Lester Dragstedt, MD, 1943-1945

  • J. Garrett Allen, MD, 1962-1969

  • Richard Warren, MD, 1970-1976

  • Arthur Baue, MD, 1977-1988

  • Claude H. Organ Jr, MD, 1989-2004

  • Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, 2005-2014

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

  • Deputy Managing Editor Tracy Frey

  • Senior Manuscript Editor Miriam Y. Cintron

  • Manuscript Editors Kevin Brown, Paul Ruich, Suzanne Walker

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager Diane L. Cannon

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinator Connie L. Manno

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

  • Editorial Assistant Wanda Hill

Editorial Operations and Systems

  • Directors Larry Bryant, Monica Mungle, Elaine Williams

  • Managers and Staff Fanny L. Brown, Lenette Gardner-Gullens, Erin Kato, Peter K. Kim, Rachell Lozano, Michaela Mark, Caroline Sietmann, 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 Karen Bucher, Samantha Welker, Emily Ling, David Song

Clinical Review & Education

  • Deputy Editor Edward H. Livingston, MD

  • CME Editor Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH


  • 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 Stacey McHugh

  • Director, Marketing Mark Thornbury

  • Staff Tricia Castellano

Classified Advertising

  • Manager Thalia Moss

  • Staff 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

  • Sales Representatives Christine Hearne, Rebecca Lisek

  • Staff David Baum, 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, Daniel Pickhardt, 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, Jordynn Farrar, Tiffany Jones, 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, Fin Carter, Daniel DeGroot, Shawn Hansen, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Joshua Lane, Cindy Rendlen, Ellen Yoshihara

  • Circulation Services Julie Burton, Noemi Rivera, Mary Sieck, Sarah Subramanian, 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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