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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

Donald D. Anderson, PhD
University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Leon S. Benson, MD
The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Highland Park, Illinois, United States

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

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

In-Ho Choi, MD, PhD
Chung-Ang University Medical Center
Seoul, South Korea

Peter A. Cole, MD, FAOA
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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

Brett D. Crist, MD 
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States

John M. Cuckler, MD
Alabama Medical Consultants, Inc.
Naples, Florida, United States

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

Shivi Duggal, MD, MBA, MPH
SUNY Albany School of Public Health
Rensselaer, New York, United States

Paul, J. Duwelius, MD, FAAOS
Oregon Health Sciences University
Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists
Portland, Oregon, United States

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

H. Kerr Graham, MD, FRACS
University of Melbourne
Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Allan E. Gross, MD, FRCSC, OOnt.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Iftach Hetsroni, MD
Meir General Hospital
Kfar Saba, Israel

Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Charles M. Jobin, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY, United States

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

Grant Lloyd Jones, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Andrew P. Kurmis, FRACS(Ortho), FAOrthA, FFSTEd, AMA(M), CIME, PhD(Ortho), PGDip(SurgAnat), BMBS(Hons), BMedRad(Hons), BAppSc(MedRad)
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

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

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

Jonathan C. Levy, MD
Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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

Harry A. McKellop, PhD
The J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD Orthopaedic Research Center
Orthopaedic Institute for Children & UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States

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

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

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

Peter G. Passias, MD, MS
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY, United States

Vincent D. Pellegrini Jr., MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

Per-Henrik Randsborg, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, 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

Matthew D. Saltzman, MD
Northwestern University 
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sophia N. Sangiorgio, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States

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

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

William F. Scully, MD, FAAOS
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States

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

Noam Shohat, MD
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Petach Tikva, Israel

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

Rupesh Tarwala, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital 
New York, NY, 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 van Riet, MD, PhD
AZ Monica
Antwerp, Belgium

Andre J. van Wijnen, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Kelly G. Vince, MD
Whangarei Hospital of the Northland District Health Board
Kamo, New Zealand

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

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

David Alan Wong, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Denver Spine Surgeons
Greenwood Village, Colorado, 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

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