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JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead
November 2014

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(11):996. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4321

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, Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Editorial Assistants

  • Lisa G. Clyman

  • Telephone: (434) 960-9204

  • Erica T. Payne

  • Telephone: (434) 960-9203

  • Fax: (866) 541-1826

  • 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, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • D. Gregory Farwell, MD, Sacramento, California

  • Marvin P. Fried, MD, Bronx, New York

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

  • 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

  • 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: Endoscopy

  • Albert L. Merati, MD, Seattle, Washington

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

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 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 Connie L. Manno, Fred Marshall

  • Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders Laura Adamczyk, Catherine A. Alden, Stephanie Lang Beckmeyer, Jan Clavey, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Paula Glitman, Roya Khatiblou, Laura King, 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, Peter K. Kim, Rachell Lozano, Michaela Brown, Kathryn Muskovich, Kate Pezalla, Gale Saulsberry

Scientific Online Resources

  • Deputy Editor and Director Michael Berkwits, MD

  • Director, Development and Design Michelle Kurzynski

  • Staff Eric Butkus, Will English IV, Christopher Hastings, Craig McCaffrey, Reuben Rios

Editorial Graphics

  • Director Ronna Henry, MD

  • Staff Joshua Bird, Karen Bucher, 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 Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, Deanna Bellandi, Jim Michalski

Periodical Publishing Staff

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

  • Staff Monica Smith

Advertising Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director Jeffery J. Bonistalli

  • Manager Kathy Russell

  • Staff Mirna Monal

  • Sales Representative Tim Melroy

Classified Advertising:

  • Manager Thalia Moss

  • Staff Mike Harvey,Susan J. Henning

  • Director, Marketing Mark Thornbury

  • Staff Tricia Castellano

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,Rebecca Haas, Christine Hearne, Irma Millie Lara

Marketing and Product Development

  • Directors Matt Herron, Elizabeth Solaro

  • Associate Publisher/Senior Product Development Geoffrey Flick

  • Senior Product Development Manager Paul Gee

  • Managers Rick Bell, Lindsay Dawson, Michael McGraw, Sara Nagy, Romando Rossini, Stacy Tucker

  • Staff Millette Jackson-Bates

Business Operations

  • Directors Karen Adams-Taylor, Karl Elvin, Sue Sherrill, Brian Shields

  • Managers David Antos, Chris Borden, Debbie Camp, Lydia Cruz, Scott Curl, Diane Darnell, Colleen Kelly, Chris Meyer, Jaye Mize, Annemarie Neff, J.D. Neff, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Denise Steinhauser

  • Advertising and Production Services Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Timothy Burke, Daniel DeGroot, Jordynn Farrar, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, 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, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge, George Thomson

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

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

AMA Executives

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

  • Chief Operating Officer Bernard L. Hengesbaugh

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