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Physicians from a Variety of Specialties Contribute to Variety of AFP


Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 1;75(5):599-600.

American Family Physician is designed to provide information on a broad spectrum of topics, just as family physicians need to be knowledgeable about a variety of conditions and diseases. Much like family physicians who consult subspecialists when appropriate, the editors of AFP consult experts in many disciplines to ensure that the content is up to date and pertinent to a variety of practices.

These experts are involved in the development of AFP in several ways. Some participate in the peer review process for manuscripts specific to their area of expertise. Others serve on the Editorial Advisory Board, a group of experts invited by Jay Siwek, M.D., editor of AFP, to provide ongoing support and information to him and the other medical editors. One of the primary responsibilities of serving on this board is to alert AFP editors when specialty organizations develop or revise guidelines that may be of interest to family physicians. In addition, they are asked to write or solicit one manuscript each year.

The members of the Editorial Advisory Board, many of whom are family physicians, volunteer their valuable time. Unfortunately, we rarely get the opportunity to thank them appropriately. The physicians listed below are the current members of the AFP Editorial Advisory Board. They serve as liaisons to their specialties and the organizations they represent. We thank them for their ongoing support and feedback.

If you would like to serve as a peer reviewer for AFP, please e-mail a note of interest to We will send you a reviewer profile to fill out, and, in due time, a manuscript to review.

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


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


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



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