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JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Masthead
August 2013

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(8):764. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2592

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 and basic 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 & neck surgery, particularly as they relate to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease through clinical and basic research, including that of the human genome; (3) address questions of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness that result from clinical intervention factors that grow in importance as health care providers are increasingly challenged to provide evidence of enhanced longevity 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 Paul A. Levine, MD

Associate Editors

Craig Buchman, MD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

D. Gregory Farwell, MD, Sacramento, California

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

George H. Zalzal, MD, Washington, DC

Editorial Manager

Susan L. Levine

Telephone: (434) 960-9202

Fax: (866) 541-1826


Editorial Assistants

Lisa G. Clyman

Telephone: (434) 960-9204

Erica T. Payne

Telephone: (434) 960-9203

Fax: (866) 541-1826

e-mail: jamaoto@jamanetwork.org

Editorial Office

Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

University of Virginia

183 Tuckahoe Farm Ln

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Editorial Board

Carol R. Bradford, MD, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Craig Buchman, MD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sukgi Choi, MD, Washington, DC

D. Gregory Farwell, MD, Sacramento, California

Marvin P. Fried, MD, Bronx, New York

Mark J. Jameson, MD, PhD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Bradley W. Kesser, MD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Douglas E. Mattox, MD, Atlanta, Georgia

Albert L. Merati, MD, Seattle, Washington

Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD, Nashville, Tennessee

C. Douglas Phillips, MD, New York, New York

Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, St Louis, Missouri

William W. Shockley, MD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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

David E. Tunkel, MD, Baltimore, Maryland

Bevan Yueh, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota

George H. Zalzal, MD, Washington, DC

Section Editors
Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology

Marion Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSc, Charleston, South Carolina

Continued Learning

Marvin P. Fried, MD, Bronx, New York

Continuing Medical Education

Douglas E. Mattox, MD, Atlanta, Georgia

Online Editor

Mark J. Jameson, MD, PhD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology

Edward B. Stelow, MD, Charlottesville, Virginia

Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology

C. Douglas Phillips, MD, New York, New York


Bruce H. Campbell, MD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Editor in Chief, The JAMA Network Howard Bauchner, MD

Executive Editor Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

Executive Managing Editor Annette Flanagin

Managing Editor Paula Glitman

Editorial Processing

Manuscript Editing Manager Lauren Fischer

Senior Manuscript Editors John McFadden, Donald S. Smith

Manuscript Editors Karen L. Boyd, Rochelle C. Lodder

Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager Diane L. Cannon

Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinators Vickey Golden, Connie L. Manno

Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders Laura Adamcyzk, Catherine A. Alden, Jan Clavey, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Cheryl T. Davidow, Gillian Dickens, Laura King, Juliann Lundell Tarsney, Donna J. Thordsen, Caroline Woods

Editorial Assistant Wanda Hill

Editorial Operations and Systems

Directors Larry Bryant, Monica Mungle, Elaine Williams

Managers and Staff Lenette Gardner-Gullens, Helene Biernacki, Fanny L. Brown, Paul Frank, Rachell Lozano, Michaela Brown, J.D. Neff, Kate Pezalla, Gale Saulsberry

Scientific Online Resources

Deputy Editor and Director Michael Berkwits, MD

Director, Development and Design Michelle Kurzynski

Staff Eric Butkus, Christopher Hastings, Craig McCaffrey, Reuben Rios

Editorial Graphics

Director Ronna Henry, MD

Staff Joshua Bird, Alison E. Burke, Cassio Lynm, 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

Director Jann Ingmire

Staff Deanna Bellandi, Jim Michalski

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

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Managers David Antos, Chris Borden, Debbie Camp, Lydia Cruz, Diane Darnell, Colleen Kelly, Chris Meyer, Emily Mitchell, Jaye Mize, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Ryan Patella, Susan Price, Denise Steinhauser

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AMA Executives

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

Chief Operating Officer Bernard L. Hengesbaugh

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