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JAMA Surgery Masthead
March 2018

JAMA Surgery

JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):198. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3658

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

  • Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, Boston, Massachusetts

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

  • Jason S. Haukoos, MD, MSc, Denver, Colorado

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

  • Todd A. Schwartz, DrPH, MS, Chapel Hill, NC

Editorial Board

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

  • Danny Chu, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Dai H. Chung, MD, Nashville, Tennessee

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

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

  • Yuman Fong, MD, Duarte, California

  • Elliot R. Haut, MD, PhD, Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr, MD, Gainesville, Florida

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

  • Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

  • Manuscript Editors Kevin Brown, Amanda Ehrhardt, Iris Y. Lo, Michaela Mark, M. Sophia Newman, Suzanne Walker

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager Connie L. Manno

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinators Sara M. Billings, Timothy Gray, Paul Ruich

  • Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders Catherine A. Alden, Stephanie Lang Beckmeyer, Jan Clavey, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Paula Glitman, Laura King, Joseph Clayton Mills, Brandy Y. Patton, 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, Tosca Hall, Erin Kato, Peter K. Kim, Rachell Lozano, Caroline Sietmann, Angelia Waltower, Elizabeth Zak

Scientific Online Resources

  • Deputy Editor and Director Michael Berkwits, MD

  • Digital Media Production Eric Butkus, Michelle Kurzynski (managers); Emily Ling, Jesse McQuarters, Daniel Morrow (producers)

  • Social Media Daniella Peting (manager); Reuben Rios (coordinator)

  • Electronic Media Systems and Services Carrie Butt (supervisor), Mary Lynn Ferkaluk (assistant)

Editorial Graphics

  • Deputy Editor and Director Ronna Henry, MD

  • Staff Karen Bucher, Andy Rekito, Nick Reback, David Song

Clinical Review & Education

  • Deputy Editor Edward H. Livingston, MD

  • CME Editor Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH

Budgets and Administration

  • Director Marla A. Hall

  • Staff Deanna Willis, Yolanda Davis

  • Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, JD

Media Relations

  • Manager Deanna Bellandi

  • Staff 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

  • Vice President, Digital Product Management and Development Paul Gee

  • 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 Tiffani Stevenson

Reprint Communications

  • Manager Susan Lovenberg

Circulation Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director, Worldwide Sales Vida Damijonaitis

  • Managers Saskia Bolore, Gretchen Linder, Brian McCartney

  • Sales Representative Christine Hearne, Natasha Nekola

  • Staff David Baum, Morgan Osgood, Ron Thomas

Marketing and Product Development

  • Directors Rick Bell, Elizabeth Solaro, Sara Zimmerman

  • Associate Publisher/Senior Product Development Geoffrey Flick

  • Managers Fergus Clare, Lindsay Dawson, Will English IV, Ellen Gibson, Mustafa Ishaq, Peter Litton, Craig McCaffrey, Michael McGraw, Daniel Pickhardt, Romando Rossini, Stacy Tucker

  • Business Analyst Sirisha Alluri

  • Staff Millette Jackson-Bates, Tom Miller

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, Erin Spencer, Joe Wixted

  • Advertising and Production Services Ahmed Avendano, Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Jennifer Carney, Fin Carter, Michael Deegan, Daniel DeGroot, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Joshua Lane, Cindy Rendlen, Ellen Yoshihara

  • Circulation Services Julie Burton, Ronna Hewitt, Mary Sieck, Sarah Subramanian, Geneine Van Someren

  • Composition and New Media Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Amanda Camino, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Emily Dunn, Amy Evers, Maleeka Holden, Teri Hutchison, Joshua Lampinen, Nathan Mitre, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge

  • 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

The JAMA Network is a consortium of peer-reviewed print and online medical publications that includes JAMA®, JAMA Surgery, and other specialty journals. JAMA Surgery does not hold itself responsible for statements made by any contributor. All articles published, including opinion articles, represent the views of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the Journal, the American Medical Association, or the institution with which the author is affiliated, unless otherwise indicated.

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