About the Journal Watch General Medicine Editorial Board
Allan S. Brett, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Brett is the Orlando Benedict Mayer Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, and is a core faculty member in the university's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Dr. Brett is clinically active in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and teaches medical students and residents at all levels of training. His academic interests include medical ethics, clinical decision-making, and a variety of clinical areas relevant to primary care. Dr. Brett has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 1988 and has served as its Editor-in-Chief since 1994.
Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, Deputy Editor
Dr. Schwenk is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. His practice and research focus on mental illness, sports medicine, and a full spectrum of family medicine care. He has published more than 140 papers, book chapters, and books. Dr. Schwenk is active in teaching medical students and residents, as well as acting as a consultant to universities and health care systems. He is a former member and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Practice, and he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002. Dr. Schwenk has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 1994 and has served as Deputy Editor since 2010.
Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Founding Editor
Dr. Komaroff served for 15 years as Director of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital and was the hospital's Vice President for Information Systems. He has published more than 270 research articles and book chapters. Dr. Komaroff serves on advisory committees for the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Founding Editor of Journal Watch General Medicine, Dr. Komaroff has an active primary care practice and serves as an attending physician.
Kirsten E. Fleischmann, MD, MPH, Associate Editor
Dr. Fleischmann is a cardiologist whose major research interests include development and evaluation of efficient diagnostic and treatment strategies in acute ischemic syndromes, use of noninvasive testing (especially echocardiography) in cardiology and its relation to outcomes, and implementation of evidence-based practice in cardiology. She served as Vice-Chair of the Research Committee for the American Society for Echocardiography and has chaired or participated in teaching CME courses such as Heart Disease in Women and Advances in Geriatric Cardiology at UCSF. She also serves on national guideline committees sponsored by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Fleischmann has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 2001.
Patricia Kritek, MD, EdM, Associate Editor
Dr. Kritek is a practicing pulmonary and critical care physician and the Associate Medical Director for Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center. She trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed her fellowship training in the Harvard PCCM program. She currently attends in both the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UW Medical Center. Dr. Kritek is a clinician-educator who received her EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She participates in teaching and advising of medical students, residents, and fellows. Her education work has focused on examining how best to provide feedback and guidance to medical trainees at all levels. Dr. Kritek has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 2011.
Jamaluddin Moloo, MD, MPH, Associate Editor
Dr. Moloo is a general internist with fellowship training in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT angiography. He serves as Director of Cardiac CT at the University of Colorado and has appointments in General Medicine, Cardiology, and Radiology. His academic interests include cardiovascular disease prevention and reducing health care disparities. Dr. Moloo has written for Journal Watch General Medicine since 2005.
Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Editor
Dr. Mueller is the Chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree, master of public health degree, and internal medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mueller’s clinical practice includes outpatient and inpatient consultative general internal medicine, hospital practice, and ethics consultation. He is engaged in teaching at all levels of medical training, and his academic interests include medical ethics and professionalism, medical history, and a variety of general internal medicine topics. Dr. Mueller has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 2007.
Robert W. Rebar, MD, Associate Editor
Dr. Rebar is a reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician-gynecologist. Before assuming his current position as Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the largest professional society devoted to reproductive medicine, he served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati. He has a volunteer clinical appointment at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Throughout his career, Dr. Rebar has been active in both basic and clinical research and has published extensively, with special interests in ovarian failure, hypothalamic forms of amenorrhea, and menopause. Dr. Rebar has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 1998.
Bruce Soloway, MD, Associate Editor
Dr. Soloway is a board-certified family physician who has practiced and taught family medicine in South Bronx outpatient and inpatient settings since 1988. One of his major interests has been delivery of primary care to HIV-positive patients; in 1991, he co-authored one of the earliest monographs on this subject. He is currently working on developing the patient-centered medical home model of care and integrated mental health services in urban primary care teaching practices. Dr. Soloway served as Associate Editor for AIDS Clinical Care from 1991 through 2004, when he joined the editorial board of Journal Watch General Medicine.
Abigail Zuger, MD, Associate Editor
Dr. Zuger is a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist with particular interest and expertise in HIV infection. Dr. Zuger writes frequently on medical topics for the New York Times and other national publications. Her book, Strong Shadows: Scenes from an Inner City AIDS Clinic, was published in 1995 by WH Freeman, NY. She has been writing for Journal Watch General Medicine since 1996.
EDITORS WHO HAVE LEFT THE BOARD SINCE JANUARY 2007
Howard Bauchner, MD, Associate Editor 1999-2011
Throughout his career as a pediatrician, Dr. Bauchner has been interested in health promotion and the contribution that parents make to clinical decision-making. He has conducted numerous clinical trials in the area of iron-deficiency anemia and overuse of oral antibiotics. He heads a large research group that studies health disparities, consequences of malnutrition, breast-feeding, effect of information technology on quality of care, cultural competency among health care professionals, medical errors, and gene-environment interactions. Dr. Bauchner wrote for Journal Watch General Medicine from 1999 through 2011.
Robert A. Dershewitz, MD, Associate Editor 1988–2007
After completing a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Johns Hopkins in 1977, Dr. Dershewitz become Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. Later, to focus on clinical pediatrics, he moved to Boston and the Harvard Community Health Plan, where he stayed for 16 years. In Boston, Dr. Dershewitz was involved in primary care pediatrics, administration, and traditional academic activities, such as teaching and editing 3 textbooks on ambulatory pediatrics. In 2000, a move to Indiana and private practice allowed him to again direct his professional focus toward his major interest — clinical care. Dr. Dershewitz wrote for Journal Watch General Medicine from 1988 through 2007.
Keith Marton, MD, Associate Editor 1987–2007
Dr. Marton joined Legacy Health Systems in 1998. He held previous administrative and clinical positions in California and at Harvard Medical School, where he founded the Division of General Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital. He has published more than 50 articles and 2 books and has held a variety of community and professional positions, including Commissioner of Health for the City and County of San Francisco. His experience as a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program sparked his lifelong interests in clinical decision-making, health economics, and health policy issues. Dr. Marton wrote for Journal Watch General Medicine from its inception in 1987 through 2007.
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM, Deputy Editor 1997-2010
Dr. Saitz is a primary care clinician, educator, and researcher who trained at the former Boston City Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. A board-certified internist, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Director of the CARE Unit at Boston Medical Center, he conducts studies of alcohol and drug-related problems, supported by the NIH. He is Past President of the Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse and co-Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine Substance Abuse Interest Group. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is editor of a leading addiction medicine textbook, is certified in addiction medicine, and is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Saitz wrote for Journal Watch General Medicine from 1997 to 2010 and served as its Deputy Editor from 2001 to 2010.