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Surgical Perspectives: An Introduction

Lillemoe, Keith D. MD; Editor-in-Chief

doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000720
Surgical Perspectives

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Reprints: Keith Lillemoe, MD, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, WHT 506, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail:

Disclosure: The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Annals of Surgery is pleased to announce a new series of articles, which we will call “Surgical Perspectives.” Beginning with this issue, Surgical Perspectives will appear monthly and will provide authors the opportunity to express their opinions as short editorials. We hope that these essays, which will comment on important issues in health care and the practice of medicine in general, will be of specific interest to all of us in the profession of surgery. The topic of these articles will include important issues facing the profession such as quality, safety, surgical reimbursement, and surgical education. Like all papers, Surgical Perspectives will undergo full peer review. They will be published in print and online with free access to all. We hope you will enjoy this new feature and consider future contributions. We are pleased to initiate this new series with an essay by Dr Thomas Aloia of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center that addresses some of the frustrations many of us face in daily practice. We hope you enjoy the series, and because many of these opinions may be controversial, we welcome your feedback in the form of letters to the editor.

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