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​​​​​​​​​JBJS Elite Reviewers Program

Our Reviewe​rs are a key component to JBJS' ability to publish the highest quality of evidence-based, scientific information, to advance research and enhance the quality of care for orthopaedic patients. JBJS Reviewers provide critical analysis, and support our editors' decision-making for submitted manuscripts. They are asked to respond to a request to evaluate a manuscript within 5 days, and complete a review of an initial submission within 14 days. It is undoubtedly a formidable task, even more so because it is done voluntarily, as an act of service to the orthopaedic community and knowledge base. For this reason, JBJS is dedicated to recognizing and supporting our Reviewers through our JBJS Elite Reviewers Program.

Launched in January 2016, the JBJS Elite Reviewers Program publicly recognizes our best reviewers for their outstanding efforts. It is our hope that the Program and its reviewer benefits will encourage all reviewers to aspire to meet the program requirements.

Program eligibility and qualification requirements

  • Review 4 or more manuscripts per year 
  • Rarely decline an invitation to review a manuscript, responding within 48 hours
  • Return reviews within 1 week, and be highly graded for quality of input

Benefits of being a JBJS Elite Reviewer

  • No submission fees for papers that the reviewer is the senior author (for 12 months)
  • Free CME credits for all reviews 
  • Free online access to all JBJS publications (valued at $424)
  • A letter to the reviewer's department head from JBJS Editor-in-Chief, Marc Swiontkowski, MD, recognizing and commending his/her good work
  • Name recognition on the JBJS Elite Reviewers Program Web page and on the masthead of The Journal

The JBJS Elite Reviewers list is evaluated and updated twice per year.

JBJS is grateful for all of its consultant reviewers who have a wide range of knowledge and interests, and generously contribute their time and expertise to the task at hand. We welcome your participation in the JBJS Elite Reviewer Program, and look forward to working together.

Additional resources

JBJS Consultant Reviewer Guidelines

Current JBJS Elite Reviewers

Julie Agel, MA, ATC
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

William R. Aibinder, MD
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Robert Arciero, MD
UCONN Health
Farmington, Connecticut, United States

Jan Bartoníček, MD, DSc
Charles University and Central Military Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic

Anne R. Bass, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, United States

Ross A. Benthien, MD, MPH
Orthopedic Associates of Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

John G. Birch, MD, FRCSC
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas, United States

R. Dale Blasier, MD, FRCSC, MBA
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Thomas J. Blumenfeld, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California, United States

Martin Boublik, MD  
UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
Englewood, Colorado, United States

Keith Bridwell, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Michael William Chapman, MD
University of California Davis
Sacramento, California, United States

Ee Ming Darryl Chew, MBBS, MRCSEd
Singapore General Hospital

Charles N. Cornell, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

Roger Cornwall, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Thomas A. DeCoster, MD
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Mark T. Dillon, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD
UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Lori Ann Dolan, PhD
University of Iowa Healthcare
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD
Stanford University
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California, United States

A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil (Oxon)
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Christopher D. Harner, MD, FAOA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Edward J. Harvey MD, MSc, FRCSC
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Iftach Hetsroni, MD
Meir General Hospital
Kfar Saba, Israel

Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas, United States

David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

Casey P. Johnson, PhD
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Charles E. Johnston, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas, United States

Michael P. Kelly, MD, MSc
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Michael Khazzam, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States

Nicholas Kusnezov, MD
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States

William D. Lack, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States

Simon M. Lambert, BSc, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEdOrth
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom

Mark Chong Lee, MD
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States

Morio Matsumoto, MD, PhD
Keio University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Terence E. McIff, MBA, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCSC
University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Dana C. Mears, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Saeed Miramini, PhD
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dirk Jan F. Moojen, MD, PhD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fred R. Nelson, MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Peter O. Newton, MD
Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States

Kanu Okike, MD, MPH
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Steven A. Olson, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Terrance Peabody, MD, FAOA
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Stephen Pinney, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Kodali Siva Rama Krishna Prasad, MD
Prince Charles Hospital, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

David Ring, MD, PhD
Dell Medical School—The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States

Cecilia Rogmark, MD, PhD
Skåne University Hospital
Malmö, Sweden

Peter S. Rose, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Robert C. Schenck Jr., MD
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, FACS                                       
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States   

Edward M. Schwarz, PhD
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States

Howard Seeherman, PhD, VMD
Orthopedic Research/Drug Development Consultant
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Sarav S. Shah, MD
New England Baptist Hospital
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

David A. Spiegel, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Uma Srikumaran MD, MBA, MPH
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Columbia, Maryland, United States

Michael A. Stone, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States

James B. Talmage, MD
Bureau of Workers' Compensation
State of Tennessee
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

Lauren M. Tatman, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

James E. Tibone, MD
University of Southern California
Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Los Angeles, California, United States

Daniel G. Tobert, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Thomas Parker Vail, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States

Roger P. van Riet MD, PhD
AZ Monica, Orthoca
Antwerp, Belgium

Arvind G. von Keudell, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Brian C. Werner, MD
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Carol A. Wise, PhD
Center for Pediatric Bone Biology and Translational Research and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas, United States

Jacques T. YaDeau, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

Adolph J. Yates Jr., MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States