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Robert Burakoff, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF, FACP, Editor-in-Chief

Vice Chairman, Ambulatory Services
The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York

Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School
Formerly Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Of note: Served on the National Scientific Advisory Cabinet of the CCFA as Chair of the Editorial Board since 1985; Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, chapters and abstracts; active in clinical research in IBD; chosen as Humanitarian of the Year by the NE Chapter of CCFA in 2011.
Special interests: Inflammatory bowel diseases with special translational clinical research interest in the role of whole blood gene array in determining the severity of IBD and response to treatment; GI motility disorders with a special interest in esophageal reflux and esophageal motility disorders in various disease states

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine. He does plan on discussing unlabeled/ investigational uses of a commercial product.

Sonja Raaum, MD, FACP, Weekly Curriculum Editor

Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine
University of Utah Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT
(Weekly Curriculum)

Alex A Adjei, MD, PhD, FACP, Associate Editor

Consultant in Medical Oncology, Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic
Director of the Early Cancer Therapeutics Program (all Mayo sites)
Director of Global Oncology
Principal Investigator of the Mayo Phase I and Phase II NCI grants
(Oncology)

Erik Alexander, MD, Associate Editor

Director, Medical Student Education
Department of Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
(Clerkship)

Of note: Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH); Director, Internal Medicine Subinternship (BWH); Member (Emeritus), Harvard Medical School Faculty Senate; Member, Harvard Medical School Curriculum Committee; Member, BWH Medical Staff Executive Committee.

 

Special interests: Medical Student Education; Curriculum Development; Student Performance Evaluation and Assessment

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine.

Nancy Berliner, MD, Associate Editor

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief and Senior Physician
Hematology Division/Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
(Hematology)

Of note: Vice President, American Society for Clinical Investigation; Past Secretary, American Society of Hematology (2000); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member of Association of American Physicians; Past President, American Society of Hematology (2009); Member Institute of Medicine; Deputy Editor, Blood. Editorial Board served on: Blood, the European Journal of Haematology, and the American Journal of Hematology.

Special interests: Classical hematology and hematologic malignancies; regulation of neutrophil-specific gene expression and its disruption in myelodysplasia and acute leukemia; the pathogenesis of anemia in the elderly.

Financial Disclosure: Contracted research, principal or named investigator (including institutional receipt and management of research funding) for Glaxo Smith Klein

Donald W Black, MD, Associate Editor

Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Professor and Vice Chair for Education 
Department of Psychiatry 
University of Iowa College of Medicine 
Iowa City, Iowa

Special interests: Fundamentals, Personality Disorders, Sleep and Sexual Disorders, Trauma-related Disorders

Of note: Author of over 400 scientific publications. Lead Author, Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, and Bad Boys Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy), Revised and Updated; President of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists; Editor, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

Anil Chandraker, MD, Associate Editor

Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Director, Schuster Family Transplantation Research Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Transplantation Research Center
Boston, MA
(Nephrology)

Kathleen Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc, Associate Editor

Director, MGH Fatty Liver Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Mass General Fatty Liver Clinic
Gastrointestinal Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
(Hepatology)

David A Fox, MD, Associate Editor

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(Allergy & Immunology; Rheumatology)



Of note: Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and Association of American Physicians (AAP), and President, American College of Rheumatology.
Special interests: Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Financial Disclosure: Contracted research, principal or named investigator (including institutional receipt and management of research funding) for Genentech, Janssen, Lycera

Janet B Henrich, MD, Associate Editor

Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
(Women's Health)



Of note: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Women's Health; Women's Health Section Editor, Textbook of Primary Care Medicine (Mosby) for 2nd and 3rd editions; Past Director, Yale National Center of Excellence in Women's Health; Co-chair of four Annual Congresses on Women's Health; Board Member, First International Advisory Board for Women's Health Programme in Vienna. Past Recipient, Leah Lowenstein Award from the Yale University School of Medicine (positive role model for women in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education).
Special interests: Postmenopausal estrogen use, medical education in women's health, and the role of internal medicine in advancing women's health.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine.

Mark G Lebwohl, MD, FAAD, Associate Editor

Sol and Clara Kest Professor
Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
(Dermatology)



Of note: Past President, New York Dermatological Society; Past President, Manhattan Dermatologic Society; Past President, New York State Society of Dermatology; Past Chair, Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine; Past Chair, Psoriasis Task Force of the American Academy of Dermatology; Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Washington, DC, 2004; member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology 2010–2014; current Chair of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation; Founding Editor, Psoriasis Forum; Medical Editor, the bulletin of the National Psoriasis Foundation, Psoriasis Advance; editorial board member of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Editor or Author, Difficult Diagnoses in Dermatology, Psoriasis, The Skin and Systemic Disease, Mild-to-Moderate Psoriasis and Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis, and Treatment of Skin Disease.
Special interests: New dermatologic treatment options, including those for psoriasis.

Financial Disclosure: Consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, BioLineRX, Galenica Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Maruho, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Taro Pharmaceuticals, UCB Pharma, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He is an investigator for AbGenomics, Clinuvel, GlaxoSmithKline-Stiefel, Inbios, and Janssen Biotech and is a consultant and investigator for Amgen, Can-Fite Biopharma, Celgene Corporation, Coronado Biosciences, Eli Lilly, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Ranbaxy Laboratories. He is also a consultant and stock shareholder at Dermipsor. The editor also received honoraria, which were donated directly to charity, from Galderma. Members of Dr. Lebwohl's department own patents on short-contact tazarotene, topical genistein, and use of the excimer laser for vitiligo. Members of Dr. Lebwohl's Department serve as investigators for numerous companies including: Abbott, Actavis, Amgen, aRigen, Astellas, Basilea, Bayer/Intendis, Bioform, Can-Fite Biopharma, Celgene, Centocor, DUSA, Eli Lilly, Ferndale, Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Galderma, Genentech, Graceway, Lumenis, Medicis, Merck/Schering Plough, Merz, Novartis, Nycomed, Onset Therapeutics, Peplin, Pfizer, Provectus, Ranbaxy, Regeneron, Stiefel, Valeant, Vascular Biogenics, and Wyeth. Dr. Lebwohl is a course director for the annual Fall and Winter Clinical Dermatology Conferences, The Real World Dermatology for Residents Conference sponsored by the National Society for Cutaneous Medicine, and the annual Mount Sinai Winter Symposium which receive support from numerous dermatology companies.

Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc, Associate Editor

Director, Bioethics Program
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts
                                                  (Ethics and Professionalism)

Of note: Chair, Framingham Heart Study Ethics Advisory Board; Perspective Advisory Board New England Journal of Medicine; Chair, Ethics Committee, Society for General Internal Medicine; Member, American College of Physicians Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee; Editorial Board The Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics; Founding Fellow, Academy for Professionalism in Health Care

Special interests: End of life care, professionalism, transplantation ethics, genomic ethics, bioethics education

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine.

Kris M Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Associate Editor

Team Leader Dietitian
Department of Nutrition
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

(Nutrition)

K. Rajender (Raj) Reddy, MD, Associate Editor

Ruimy Family President's Distinguished Professor
Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Philadelphia, PA

(Hepatology)

Gerald L Weinhouse, MD, FCCP, Associate Editor

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services Medical
Co-director, Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
(Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Of note: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, Member, American Thoracic Society, Member and Founding Member of the sleep section of the Pain, Agitation, Delirium-Early Mobilization, Sleep Guideline Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Special interest: The relationship between sleep and recovery from critical illness.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine.

Raymond T. Chung, MD, Editor

Director of Hepatology and Liver Center
Vice Chief, Gastroenterology
Kevin and Polly Maroni Research Scholar
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

(Hepatology)

Malcolm K Robinson, MD, FACS, Editor

Director, Nutrition Support Service
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
(Nutrition)

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