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JAMA Surgery Masthead
August 2014

JAMA Surgery

JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):755. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3495

Mission Statement: To promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed clinical and basic science information to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. JAMA Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues that involve ethics, teaching, surgical history, and socioeconomic concerns.

  • Editor Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

Deputy Editors

  • Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FCCM, Washington, DC

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

  • Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, Aurora, Colorado

Managing Editor

Editorial Office

Section Editors
CME Section Editor

  • Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FCCM, Washington, DC

Resident’s Forum Section Editors

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

  • Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, Aurora, Colorado

Image of the Month Section Editor

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

Web Editor

  • Michael E. Zenilman, MD, Bethesda, Maryland

Editorial Board

  • Sally E. Carty, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Danny Chu, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

  • Diana L. Farmer, MD, Sacramento, California

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

  • Gerald M. Fried, MD, CM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • James C. Hebert, MD, Burlington, Vermont

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

  • Karen D. Horvath, MD, Seattle, Washington

  • David C. Linehan, MD, St Louis, Missouri

  • Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, San Francisco, California

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

  • Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Martin G. Paul, MD, Washington, DC

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

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

  • Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

International Advisory Board

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

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

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

  • Edwin C. Jesudason, MBBChir, MA, FRCS(Paed), MD, Liverpool, England

  • Delawir Kahn, MBChB, FCS(SA), ChM(UCT), Cape Town, South Africa

  • Ismail M. Khalil, MD, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Jonathan B. Koea, MBChB, MD, FRACS, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Antoon E. Lerut, MD, FRCS, Leuven, Belgium

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

  • Jacques Marescaux, MD, FRCS, Strasbourg, France

  • Russell W. Strong, FRCS(Eng), FRACS, FRACDS, FRCS[Hon](Edin), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Desmond C. Winter, MB, FRCSI, MD, FRCS(Gen), Dublin, Ireland

  • Manabu Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan

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

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 Tracy Frey

  • Senior Manuscript Editor Shannon L. Sparenga

  • Manuscript Editors Nicole E. Balin, Miriam Y. Cintron, Paul Ruich

  • 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, Roya Khatiblou, 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, Fanny L. Brown, Paul Frank, Peter K. Kim, Rachell Lozano, Michaela Mark, 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, Christopher Hastings, Craig McCaffrey, Reuben Rios

Editorial Graphics

  • Deputy Editor and Director Ronna Henry, MD

  • Staff Joshua Bird, 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

  • Staff Monica Smith

Advertising Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director Jeffery J. Bonistalli

  • Manager Kathy Russell

  • Staff Mirna Monal

  • Sales Representative Stacey McHugh

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, Michael McGraw, Romando Rossini, Sara Nagy, 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, 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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