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Am Fam Physician. 2007;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

Fred Spielman, M.D.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
American Society of Anesthesiologists

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

Robert A. Schwartz, M.D.
Newark, N.J.
American Society of Dermatopathology

Philip Levy, M.D.
Phoenix, Ariz.
American Diabetes Association

Endocrinology and Metabolism
Glenn Braunstein, M.D.
Los Angeles, Calif.
The Endocrine Society

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

Tina Cowan, Ph.D.
Stanford, Calif.
American Society of Human Genetics

Mel Daly, M.D.
Baltimore, Md.
American Geriatrics Society
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
Thomas Wiswell, M.D.
Orlando, Fla.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Ronald J. Falk, M.D.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
American Society of Nephrology
Thomas R. Swift, M.D.
Augusta, Ga.
American Academy of Neurology
Robert J. DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Richmond, Va.
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Warren R. Selman, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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
Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H.
Atlanta, Ga.
American Cancer Society
Richard L. Abbott, M.D.
San Francisco, Calif.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Kelton Burbank, M.D.
Boston, Mass.
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
E. Lee Rice, D.O.
San Diego, Calif.
American Osteopathic Association
David E. Eibling, M.D.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
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
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
James H. Scully, Jr., M.D.
Arlington, Va.
American Psychiatric Association
Richard L. Holloway, Ph.D.
Milwaukee, Wis.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
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
James P. Borgstede, M.D.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
American College of Radiology
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
J. Brantley Thrasher, M.D.
Kansas City, Kan.
American Urological Association

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