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Laura Weiss Roberts, MD, MA
Stanford University

Managing Editor
Mary Beth DeVilbiss

Editorial Staff
Jennifer Campi
Toni F. Gallo
Heather Grimm
Laura C. Blyton
Melissa DeCosmo
Jennifer F. Wilson
Charles Rhoads
Whitney A. Staiger
Michael W. Cameron
Lynn Shaull

Publisher’s Editor
Gretchin Gifford


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Deputy Editors 
Bridget C. O'Brien, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine

Colin P. West, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Associate Editors
Teresa M. Chan, MD, MHPE
McMaster University

John Coverdale, MD, MEd

Baylor College of Medicine

Monica L. Lypson, MD, MHPE
Columbia University Vagelos
College of Physicians and Surgeons​

Assistant Editor for AM Last Pages
Anthony R. Artino Jr, PhD
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Assistant Editor for Medicine and the Arts 
Arno K. Kumagai, MD
University of Toronto 
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Assistant Editor for Letters to the Editor 
Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH​
Texas Tech University
Health Science Center, El Paso
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Assistant Editor for Trainee Engagement 
Lala L. Forrest
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
at Quinnipiac University

Consulting Statistical Editor 
Yoon Soo Park, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Editors 
Jonathan M. Amiel, MD​
Columbia University Vagelos
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Megan E.L. Brown, MBBS(H), PhD
Imperial College London
Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre (MEdIC)

Laura E. Hirshfield, PhD
University of Illinois at
Chicago College of Medicine

Gustavo A. Patino, MD, PhD
Oakland University
William Beaumont School of Medicine

Daniel J. Schumacher, MD, PhD, MEd
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Paula Y. Thompson, PhD, MA
University of Michigan
Michigan Medicine​

Editorial Board

M. Brownell Anderson
National Board of Medical Examiners

Allison C. Augustus-Wallace, PhD, MS, MNS
LSU Health New Orleans
School of Medicine

Carrie L. Byington, MD
University of California Health

Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine

Krisztina Fischer, MD, PhD, MMSc
Harvard Medical School

Joseph R. Geraghty
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine

Michael Gottlieb, MD
Rush University Medical Center

Frederic W. Hafferty, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Grace Huang, MD (ex officio)
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP
University of Alabama Birmingham
School of Medicine

​John P. Sánchez, MD, MPH
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine

Brian M. Wong, MD
University of Toronto
Temerty​ Faculty of Medicine



Past Editors-in-Chief
Fred C. Zapffe, 1926–1950
Dean F. Smiley, 1951–1957
John Z. Bowers, 1958–1962
John A. D. Cooper, 1963–1971
Merrill McCord, 1972–1988
Addeane S. Caelleigh, 1989–2001
Michael E. Whitcomb, 2002–2007
Steven L. Kanter, 2008–2012
David P. Sklar, 2013–2019

Journal Oversight Committee
Sheldon M. Retchin, MD, MSPH (chair)
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine and
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health

Steven L. Kanter, MD
Association of Academic Health Centers

Elisa K. Siegel
Association of American Medical Colleges

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
and Meharry Medical College

Valerie Williams, PhD, MPA
University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center

James O. Woolliscroft, MD
University of Michigan
Medical School