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Am Fam Physician. 2008;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 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

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

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

Amor Khachemoune, MD
New York, N.Y.
American Academy of Dermatology
Robert A. Schwartz, MD
Newark, N.J.
American Society of Dermatopathology

Philip Levy, MD
Phoenix, Ariz.
American Diabetes Association

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

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

Tina Cowan, PhD
Stanford, Calif.
American Society of Human Genetics

Mel Daly, MD
Baltimore, Md.
American Geriatrics Society
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

Thomas Wiswell, MD
Orlando, Fla.
American Academy of Pediatrics

Ronald J. Falk, MD
Chapel Hill, N.C.
American Society of Nephrology

Thomas R. Swift, MD
Augusta, Ga.
American Academy of Neurology

Robert J. DeLorenzo, MD, PhD, MPH
Richmond, Va.
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Warren R. Selman, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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

Durado Brooks, MD, MPH
Atlanta, Ga.
American Cancer Society

Richard L. Abbott, MD
San Francisco, Calif.
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Kelton Burbank, MD
Boston, Mass.
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
E. Lee Rice, DO
San Diego, Calif.
American Osteopathic Association

David E. Eibling, MD
Pittsburgh, Pa.
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

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

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

James H. Scully, Jr, MD
Arlington, Va.
American Psychiatric Association

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

James P. Borgstede, MD
Colorado Springs, Colo.
American College of Radiology

Richard D. Brasington, Jr, MD
St. Louis, Mo.
Arthritis Foundation

Sports Medicine
Douglas B. McKeag, MD
Indianapolis, Ind.
American College of Sports Medicine

J. Brantley Thrasher, MD
Kansas City, Kan.
American Urological Association

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