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Am Fam Physician. 2008 Feb 15;77(4):408.

Publishing a clinical review journal 24 times a year requires significant contributions from a variety of people, many of whom get very little, if any, public recognition for their efforts. Yet, it is because of their suggestions and contributions that AFP remains the best read clinical journal in primary care.

One such group is the AFP Editorial Advisory Board. The members of the Board are invited by Jay Siwek, MD, editor, and serve as liaisons between AFP and the organizations they represent. In some cases, they are subspecialists (a nephrologist representing the American Society of Nephrology, for example), while about a third of them are family physicians representing a diverse group of disciplines, such as adolescent medicine, alcohol and drug abuse, clinical pharmacology, community medicine, and so forth. These representatives inform Dr. Siwek or other AFP medical editors when new guidelines, recommendations, or other important information becomes available in their specialty area. And in addition to writing or soliciting at least one manuscript a year, many serve as peer reviewers of manuscripts that focus on subspecialty topics. We thank the physicians listed below for their ongoing support and contributions to AFP by their service on the Editorial Advisory Board.

These Board members serve at the invitation of Dr. Siwek, but several hundred others serve AFP by reviewing manuscripts. If you would like to serve as a peer reviewer for AFP manuscripts, please e-mail a note of interest to afpjournal@georgetown.edu. We will send you a reviewer profile to fill out, and, in due time, a manuscript to review.

Adolescent Medicine Elizabeth Feldman, MD Chicago, Ill. Society for Adolescent Medicine Alcohol and Drug Abuse Marc Fishman, MD Baltimore, Md. American Society of Addiction Medicine Anesthesiology Fred Spielman, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Society of Anesthesiologists Cardiology Kim A. Eagle, MD Ann Arbor, Mich. American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Sidney Smith, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Heart Association Clinical Pharmacology Richard Sloan, MD, RPh York, Pa. American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Community Medicine Geoffery R. Swain, MD Milwaukee, Wis. American Public Health Association Complementary and Alternative Medicine Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH New York, N.Y. Dentistry and Oral Surgery Lawrence H. Meskin, DDS, PhD Denver, Colo. American Dental Association Dermatology Amor Khachemoune, MD New York, N.Y. American Academy of Dermatology Robert A. Schwartz, MD Newark, N.J. American Society of Dermatopathology Diabetes Philip Levy, MD Phoenix, Ariz. American Diabetes Association Endocrinology and Metabolism Glenn Braunstein, MD Los Angeles, Calif. The Endocrine Society Gastroenterology Stephen J. Bickston, MD Charlottesville, Va. American Gastroenterological Association General Internal Medicine Marilyn Schapira, MD Milwaukee, Wis. Society of General Internal Medicine General Surgery Richard A. Crass, MD Jacksonville, Fla. American College of Surgeons Genetics Tina Cowan, PhD Stanford, Calif. American Society of Human Genetics Geriatrics Mel Daly, MD Baltimore, Md. American Geriatrics Society

Hematology Neil Abramson, MD Jacksonville, Fla. American Society of Hematology Infectious Diseases David Bamberger, MD Kansas City, Mo. Infectious Diseases Society of America Laboratory and Pathology Jeffrey M. Reynolds, MD Yakima, Wash. American Society of Clinical Pathologists Legal Issues in Medicine John Davenport, MD, JD Irvine, Calif. Medical Ethics David J. Doukas, MD Louisville, Ky. Society for Health and Human Values Medical Informatics Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH Columbia, Mo. American Medical Informatics Association Neonatology Thomas Wiswell, MD Orlando, Fla. American Academy of Pediatrics Nephrology Ronald J. Falk, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Society of Nephrology Neurology Thomas R. Swift, MD Augusta, Ga. American Academy of Neurology Robert J. DeLorenzo, MD, PhD, MPH Richmond, Va. Epilepsy Foundation of America Neurosurgery Warren R. Selman, MD Cleveland, Ohio American Association of Neurological Surgeons Nutrition Darwin D. Deen, Jr, MD, MS Bronx, N.Y. American College of Nutrition Obstetrics and Gynecology Douglas Laube, MD, MEd Madison, Wis. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Oncology Durado Brooks, MD, MPH Atlanta, Ga. American Cancer Society Ophthalmology Richard L. Abbott, MD San Francisco, Calif. American Academy of Ophthalmology Orthopedics Kelton Burbank, MD Boston, Mass. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Osteopathy E. Lee Rice, DO San Diego, Calif. American Osteopathic Association Otolaryngology David E. Eibling, MD Pittsburgh, Pa. American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Pediatrics Linda Grossman, MD Baltimore, Md. Society for Behavioral Pediatrics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Stephen Noll, MD Scottsdale, Ariz. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Plastic Surgery Jeffrey E. Janis, MD Dallas, Tex. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Podiatry Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, CWS Chicago, Ill. American Podiatric Medical Association Practice Management James R. Chaillet, Jr, MD Lebanon, Ohio American College of Physician Executives Preventive Medicine Larry L. Dickey, MD, MPH Sacramento, Calif. American College of Preventive Medicine Psychiatry James H. Scully, Jr, MD Arlington, Va. American Psychiatric Association Psychology Richard L. Holloway, PhD Milwaukee, Wis. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Margaret Heldring, PhD Seattle, Wash. American Psychological Association Pulmonary Medicine Dick D. Briggs, Jr, MD, Master FCCP Birmingham, Ala. American College of Chest Physicians Radiology James P. Borgstede, MD Colorado Springs, Colo. American College of Radiology Rheumatology Richard D. Brasington, Jr, MD St. Louis, Mo. Arthritis Foundation Sports Medicine Douglas B. McKeag, MD Indianapolis, Ind. American College of Sports Medicine Urology J. Brantley Thrasher, MD Kansas City, Kan. American Urological Association

Adolescent Medicine Elizabeth Feldman, MD Chicago, Ill. Society for Adolescent Medicine Alcohol and Drug Abuse Marc Fishman, MD Baltimore, Md. American Society of Addiction Medicine Anesthesiology Fred Spielman, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Society of Anesthesiologists Cardiology Kim A. Eagle, MD Ann Arbor, Mich. American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Sidney Smith, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Heart Association Clinical Pharmacology Richard Sloan, MD, RPh York, Pa. American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Community Medicine Geoffery R. Swain, MD Milwaukee, Wis. American Public Health Association Complementary and Alternative Medicine Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH New York, N.Y. Dentistry and Oral Surgery Lawrence H. Meskin, DDS, PhD Denver, Colo. American Dental Association Dermatology Amor Khachemoune, MD New York, N.Y. American Academy of Dermatology Robert A. Schwartz, MD Newark, N.J. American Society of Dermatopathology Diabetes Philip Levy, MD Phoenix, Ariz. American Diabetes Association Endocrinology and Metabolism Glenn Braunstein, MD Los Angeles, Calif. The Endocrine Society Gastroenterology Stephen J. Bickston, MD Charlottesville, Va. American Gastroenterological Association General Internal Medicine Marilyn Schapira, MD Milwaukee, Wis. Society of General Internal Medicine General Surgery Richard A. Crass, MD Jacksonville, Fla. American College of Surgeons Genetics Tina Cowan, PhD Stanford, Calif. American Society of Human Genetics Geriatrics Mel Daly, MD Baltimore, Md. American Geriatrics Society

Hematology Neil Abramson, MD Jacksonville, Fla. American Society of Hematology Infectious Diseases David Bamberger, MD Kansas City, Mo. Infectious Diseases Society of America Laboratory and Pathology Jeffrey M. Reynolds, MD Yakima, Wash. American Society of Clinical Pathologists Legal Issues in Medicine John Davenport, MD, JD Irvine, Calif. Medical Ethics David J. Doukas, MD Louisville, Ky. Society for Health and Human Values Medical Informatics Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH Columbia, Mo. American Medical Informatics Association Neonatology Thomas Wiswell, MD Orlando, Fla. American Academy of Pediatrics Nephrology Ronald J. Falk, MD Chapel Hill, N.C. American Society of Nephrology Neurology Thomas R. Swift, MD Augusta, Ga. American Academy of Neurology Robert J. DeLorenzo, MD, PhD, MPH Richmond, Va. Epilepsy Foundation of America Neurosurgery Warren R. Selman, MD Cleveland, Ohio American Association of Neurological Surgeons Nutrition Darwin D. Deen, Jr, MD, MS Bronx, N.Y. American College of Nutrition Obstetrics and Gynecology Douglas Laube, MD, MEd Madison, Wis. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Oncology Durado Brooks, MD, MPH Atlanta, Ga. American Cancer Society Ophthalmology Richard L. Abbott, MD San Francisco, Calif. American Academy of Ophthalmology Orthopedics Kelton Burbank, MD Boston, Mass. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Osteopathy E. Lee Rice, DO San Diego, Calif. American Osteopathic Association Otolaryngology David E. Eibling, MD Pittsburgh, Pa. American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Pediatrics Linda Grossman, MD Baltimore, Md. Society for Behavioral Pediatrics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Stephen Noll, MD Scottsdale, Ariz. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Plastic Surgery Jeffrey E. Janis, MD Dallas, Tex. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Podiatry Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, CWS Chicago, Ill. American Podiatric Medical Association Practice Management James R. Chaillet, Jr, MD Lebanon, Ohio American College of Physician Executives Preventive Medicine Larry L. Dickey, MD, MPH Sacramento, Calif. American College of Preventive Medicine Psychiatry James H. Scully, Jr, MD Arlington, Va. American Psychiatric Association Psychology Richard L. Holloway, PhD Milwaukee, Wis. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Margaret Heldring, PhD Seattle, Wash. American Psychological Association Pulmonary Medicine Dick D. Briggs, Jr, MD, Master FCCP Birmingham, Ala. American College of Chest Physicians Radiology James P. Borgstede, MD Colorado Springs, Colo. American College of Radiology Rheumatology Richard D. Brasington, Jr, MD St. Louis, Mo. Arthritis Foundation Sports Medicine Douglas B. McKeag, MD Indianapolis, Ind. American College of Sports Medicine Urology J. Brantley Thrasher, MD Kansas City, Kan. American Urological Association


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