FP Essentials™ Staff and Editors

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Elaine Kierl Gangel, Managing Editor
Andrea Harden, Senior Associate Editor
Penelope L. LaRocque, Content Specialist
Karen Montemayor, Content Specialist
S. Jane Thomas, Content Specialist
Brian Doty, Editorial Assistant


FP Essentials™ Medical Editor
Barry D. Weiss, MD,
has worked as an editor for much of his career. He was editor of Family Medicine for 18 years. He has been on the editorial staff of FP Essentials since 2000, serving as medical editor since 2007, and is an associate editor of American Family Physician. He is author of nearly 150 journal articles and several medical textbooks. He enjoys working with both experienced and novice authors.

FP Essentials™ Associate Medical Editors
John E. Delzell, Jr, MD, MSPH,
is an associate professor and the associate chair for medical student education in the department of family medicine and assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City. He is an assistant editor for American Family Physician and serves on the editorial board for Family Medicine.

Karl T. Rew, MD, is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Michigan. He worked in a multispecialty group private practice in San Diego, California, for 10 years before he moved to Michigan in 2006. He teaches medical students and residents, sees patients in the Japanese Family Health Program, and has clinical interests in urology and urgent care.

Mindy A. Smith, MD, MS, is a professor in the department of family medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). She was associate editor for Family Medicine for 18 years, has edited several books, and is deputy editor of Essential Evidence Plus, an electronic resource published by John Wiley & Sons. She is a teacher and mentor in the MSU Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, including articles and book chapters. She enjoys working and writing with authors of all levels of experience.

FP Essentials™ Editorial Board

Barry D. Weiss, MD, Chair

Heidi S. Chumley, MD, is executive dean and chief academic officer of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine at St Maarten. She previously was associate vice chancellor for educational resources and interprofessional education at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine, Kansas City. She also served as senior associate dean for medical education at KU. Dr Chumley is a trustee of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation.

S. Lindsey Clarke, MD, FAAFP, is a Medical University of South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium professor at the Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he directs medical student rotations and chairs the hospital’s continuing medical education committee. His main clinical and teaching interests include hypertension, prenatal care, hepatitis C, and the care of medically underserved patients.

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG, is an associate professor in the departments of family medicine and urology at the University of Michigan. He has served as the medical student clerkship director since 2007. He is active in medical editing, serving as the consulting editor for Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, the academic men’s health section editor for Journal of Men’s Health, as well as an ad hoc editor for almost a dozen other primary care and specialty journals. He is the creator, editor, and co-author of Clinical Men’s Health: Evidence in Practice, the first evidence-based textbook on men’s health, and has published extensively in topics related to gastroenterology and primary care urology.

Barbara A. Majeroni, MD, spent many years as a professor of clinical Family Medicine at the University of Buffalo, then at Penn State Hershey School of Medicine. She is currently retired from academics and does volunteer work at Centre Volunteers in Medicine, a clinic for the uninsured.

FP Essentials, online editions
ISSN# 2161-9344

FP Essentials, print editions
ISSN# 2159-3000