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Laura Weiss Roberts, MD, MA
Stanford University

Managing Editor
Mary Beth DeVilbiss

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

Publisher’s Editor
Suzanne Iler


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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
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences​

Consulting Editor
Steven J. Durning, MD, PhD
Uniformed Services University
School of Medicine

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

Assistant Editors 

Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH

Texas Tech University 
Health Science Center, El Paso
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

​Dorene F. Balmer, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Will Bynum, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Yoon Soo Park, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paula T. Ross, PhD
University of Michigan
Michigan Medicine 

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

Editorial Board

M. Brownell Anderson
National Board of Medical Examiners

Robert Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBA
Maine Medical Center

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

Shiphra Ginsburg, MD, MEd
University of Toronto
Temerty​ Faculty of Medicine

Frederic W. Hafferty, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Grace Huang, MD
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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

Lauren A. Maggio, MS (LIS), MA, PhD
Uniformed Services University
School of Medicine

Janet Riddle, MD
University of Illinois
College of Medicine at Chicago

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