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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

F. Alan Barber, MD, FACS
Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center
Prosper, Texas, 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

Cécile Batailler, MD, PhD
Croix-Rousse Hospital, Lyon University Hospital
Lyon, France

David N. Bernstein, MD, MBA, MEI
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, 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

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

In-Ho Choi, MD, PhD
Chung-Ang University Hospital
Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

Jari Dahmen, MD, BSc
Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Brian C. de Beaubien, MD
Covenant Healthcare
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

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

John R. Denton, BS, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Downtown Hospital
New York, NY, 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

Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

Richard H. Gelberman, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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

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

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

Samer S. Hasan, MD, PhD
The Jewish Hospital, MercyHealth-Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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

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

Lynne C. Jones, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Jay D. Keener, MD
Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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

H. Mike Kim, MD
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States​

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

Paul E. Levin, MD
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States

Melvin C. Makhni, MD, MBA
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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

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

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

Joshua M. Pahys, MD
Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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

Hollis G. Potter, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

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

Benjamin F. Ricciardi, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York, United States​​

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

Scott Rodeo, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States

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

Peter S. Rose, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, 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 J. Seeherman, PhD, VMD
Orthopedic Research and Pharmaceutical Development Consultant
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States

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

Daniel J. Solomon, MD  
California Orthopedics and Spine
Larkspur, California, 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 E. Tibone, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States

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

Stephen C. Weber, MD
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Tobias Winkler, MD, PhD
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany

David A. Wong, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Denver Spine Center
Englewood, Colorado, United States

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

Alan Zhang, MD, FAAOS
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States​​​

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