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JAMA. 2011;306(9):909-910. doi:10.1001/jama.306.9.909.
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Key Objective
To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health

Critical Objectives

  1. To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests

  2. To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics

  3. To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions

  4. To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own

  5. To improve health and health care internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research

  6. To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect medicine and health care

  7. To anticipate important issues and trends in medicine and health care

  8. To inform readers about nonclinical aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural

  9. To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, THE JOURNAL has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science

  10. To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read

EDITOR IN CHIEF
Howard Bauchner, MD

Executive Editor
Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

Deputy Editor and Online Editor: Margaret A. Winker, MD
Deputy Editors: Drummond Rennie, MD, Ronna Henry, MD, Robert M. Golub, MD
Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin
Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD
Senior Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD
Associate Senior Editor: Roxanne K. Young
Contributing Editors: Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Robert G. Badgett, MD, Huan J. Chang, MD, MPH, Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, Richard M. Glass, MD, Edward H. Livingston, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH
Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD
Associate Editor: Charlene Breedlove
Fishbein Fellow: Ann R. Punnoose, MD
Contributing Writers: Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD, Christine K. Cassel, MD, Frank F. Davidoff, MD, Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LLD, Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Steven E. Nissen, MD, Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH
Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Bridget M. Kuehn, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Rebecca Voelker (associate managing editor)
Assistant Editors: Carrie Butt, Angela Grayson, Jennifer Reiling
Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Emily A. Greenhow, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Kristine B. Simmons, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editor)
Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm, Alison E. Burke (senior medical illustrators); David Song (editorial assistant)
Electronic Media: Michelle Kurzynski (director, development and design); Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim, Craig McCaffrey (developers/designers); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant)
Administration: Marla A. Hall (director); Gloria Tate (supervisor); Deanna M. Willis (staff assistant)
Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Cheryl Dixon, Georgia Eaton, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales
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Editorial Counsel: Joseph P. Thornton, JD
Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar
JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Meredith Matthews, Cassie Brasseur

Daniel M. Albert, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Editor, Archives of Ophthalmology
Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, London, United Kingdom
Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Editor, Archives of General Psychiatry
Laura K. DeLong, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Editor, Archives of Surgery
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Robert P. Kelch, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Editor, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Editor, Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June E. Osborn, MD, Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation, President Emerita, Falls Church, Virginia
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California
Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Povl Riis, MD, DSCI, DHC, Professor of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Editor, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
June K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Editor, Archives of Dermatology
Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Editor, Archives of Neurology

Jordan J. Cohen, MD (chair), George Washington University, Washington, DC
Kent R. Anderson,Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , Needham, Massachusetts
Karen Antman, MD, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Bernard L. Hengesbaugh, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
Steven L. Kanter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, Maryland

Nathan S. Davis, MD (1883-1888)
John B. Hamilton, MD (1889, 1893-1898)
John H. Hollister, MD (1889-1891)
James C. Culbertson, MD (1891-1893)
Truman W. Miller, MD (1899)
George H. Simmons, MD (1899-1924)
Morris Fishbein, MD (1924-1949)
Austin Smith, MD (1949-1958)
Johnson F. Hammond, MD (1958-1959)
John H. Talbott, MD (1959-1969)
Hugh H. Hussey, MD (1970-1973)
Robert H. Moser, MD (1973-1975)
William R. Barclay, MD (1975-1982)
George D. Lundberg, MD (1982-1999)
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH (2000-2011), Editor Emerita

Senior Vice President and Publisher, Periodical Publications
Elizabeth A. Jones

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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President: Peter W. Carmel, MD
President-Elect: Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
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Speaker, House of Delegates: Andrew W. Gurman, MD
Vice-Speaker, House of Delegates: Susan R. Bailey, MD
Trustees: Joseph P. Annis, MD; David O. Barbe, MD, MHA; Peter W. Carmel, MD; Alexander Ding, MD; Andrew W. Gurman, MD; Patrice A. Harris, MD; Ardis D. Hoven (immediate past chair), MD; Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD; Barbara L. McAneny, MD; Mary Anne McCaffree, MD; Albert J. Osbahr, III, MD; Stephen R. Permut, MD, JD; Carl A. Sirio, MD; Steven J. Stack (chair-elect), MD; Georgia A. Tuttle, MD; Jordan M. VanLare; Robert M. Wah (chair), MD; Monica C. Wehby, MD

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