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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

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

John G. Birch, MD, FRCS(C)
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas, United States 

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

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

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

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

Mark Alan Fontana, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, United States 

Gary E. Friedlaender, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States​

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

John Grady-Benson, MD, FAAOS
The Bone and Joint Institute
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Andrew Green, MD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Laura Hall, MFA
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Heath B. Henninger, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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

H. Mike Kim, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States

William D. Lack, MD
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States

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

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

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

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

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

Per-Henrik Randsborg, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Akershus University Hospital

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

Donald W. Roberts, MD
Rebound Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Vancouver, Washington, United States

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

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

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

Sokratis E. Varitimidis, MD
University of Thessaly Medical School
Larissa, Greece

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

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

Dafang Zhang, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States