Special Communication  |   January 2010
JAOA Peer Reviewers, 2009
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Special Communication   |   January 2010
JAOA Peer Reviewers, 2009
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2010, Vol. 110, 48-49. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2010, Vol. 110, 48-49. doi:
LTC Bret T. Ackermann, DO* (Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania) 
CAPT Dennis E. Amundson, DO* (San Diego, California) 
Moris Angulo, MD* (Mineola, New York) 
Erik Austin, DO, MPH (La Jolla, California) 
Edward P. Balaban, DO (Wexford, Pennsylvania) 
Tatiana Balachova, PhD*, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City) 
David M. Biondi, DO, RPH (Princeton, New Jersey) 
Gerald W. Blackburn, DO (Milford, Michigan) 
Hossein Borghaei, DO* (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 
William Brooks, DO (Kansas City, Missouri) 
Wayne R. Carlsen, DO*, Chairman, Department of Geriatric Medicine/Gerontology, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens) 
Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MS, Commissioner of Health, Federation of State Medical Boards (Euless, Texas) 
Robert J. Chilton, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio) 
Steven W. Clay, DO, Associate Professor, Geriatrics (Athens, Ohio) 
Michael B. Clearfield, DO, Dean, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California (Vallejo) 
Sarah Cole, DO* (St Louis, Missouri) 
Samuel T. Coleridge, DO*, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth) 
Michael K. Cope, PhD, Professor, Physiology (Lewisburg, West Virginia) 
John B. Crosby, JD*, Executive Director, American Osteopathic Association (Chicago, Illinois) 
Tyler C. Cymet, DO, Associate Vice President for Medical Education, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (Owings Mills, Maryland) 
Joseph S. DeGaetano, DO, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (Weston, Florida) 
Brian F. Degenhardt, DO, Director, A.T. Still Research Institute; Assistant Vice President for Osteopathic Research, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-A.T. Still University (Kirksville, Missouri) 
Anthony H. Dekker, DO (Phoenix, Arizona) 
Brian A. DelVecchio, DO* (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) 
Uri Elkayam, MD*, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles) 
Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO (Ossining, New York) 
Paul Evans, DO, President, Georgia Campus–Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Suwanee) 
Brian H. Foresman, DO, Roudebush VA Medical Center (Zionsville, Indiana) 
Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 
Norman Gevitz, PhD, Professor of the History and Sociology of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology (Old West-bury) 
John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Board of Osteo pathic Medical Examiners (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania) 
Mark Edward Gittins, DO (Columbus, Ohio) 
Frederick J. Goldstein, PhD, Professor, Clinical Pharmacology; Director, Research, MEDNet; Director, Clinical Master of Science Program, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia) 
Eric D. Good, DO (Ann Arbor, Michigan) 
Peter G. Gulick, DO* (East Lansing, Michigan) 
Kendi Lee Hensel, DO*, Assistant Professor of Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth) 
Fredric Jaffe, DO (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 
Moez Khorsandi, DO (Beverly Hills, California) 
Nelson P. Kopyt, DO, Nephrology Hypertension Associates of the Lehigh Valley (Easton, Pennsylvania) 
Richard J. LaBaere, II, DO (Ortonville, Michigan) 
Raymond G. Lande, DO (Silver Spring, Maryland) 
Robert Lee, DO* (Mineola, New York) 
Brian K. Lepley, DO, MPH (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) 
Frederick T. Lewis, DO* (Weston, Florida) 
L. Bing Liem, DO, Stanford University (Mountain View, California) 
Capt Paul A. Lucha, Jr, DO, Naval Medical Center (Chesapeake, Virginia) 
Francesco T. Mangano, DO* (Cincinnati, Ohio) 
Konrad C. Miskowicz-Retz, PhD*, Director, Department of Accreditation, American Osteopathic Association (Chicago, Illinois) 
Loretta L. Mueller, DO, University Headache Center (Marlton, New Jersey) 
Daniel Nader, DO* (Tulsa, Oklahoma) 
Michael A. Nigro, DO (Farmington Hills, Michigan) 
George R. Nissan, DO (Chicago, Illinois) Michael J. Olek, DO,* Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center (Medical Lake, Washington) 
John C. Pellosie, Jr, DO, MPH* (Davie, Florida) 
Scott J. Primack, DO* (Littleton, Colorado) 
Josh Prober, JD*, General Counsel, American Osteopathic Association (Chicago, Illinois) 
Robert A. Promisloff, DO, Respiratory Associates Ltd (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) 
Joseph J. Pysh, DO, PhD* (East Lansing, Michigan) 
Adam M. Ray, DO, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, UPMC St Margaret Hospital (Wexford, Pennsylvania) 
Kendall Reed, DO*, Des Moines University—College of Osteopathic Medicine (West Des Moines, Iowa) 
David P. Russo, DO, MPH (Hood River, Oregon) 
Frederick A. Schaller, DO, Director of Medical Education, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (Henderson) 
Michael A. Seffinger, DO, Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Pomona, California) 
Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, President, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (Chevy Chase, Maryland) 
Ronald F. Sing, DO*, Faculty, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, North Carolina) 
David L. Smull, DO, Director, Heart Failure Program, Winston Salem Cardiology (Winston Salem, North Carolina) 
Samuel K. Snyder, DO*, Associate Professor and Chair, Internal Medicine; Director, Division of Nephrology, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) 
Donald G. Spaeth, DO, PhD, Family Practice Residency Director (Alpena, Michigan) 
Craig W. Spellman, DO, PhD, Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (Odessa) 
Karen M. Steele, DO, Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education (Lewisburg, West Virginia) 
Kenneth J. Steier, DO, MPH, MHA (Melville, New York) 
Scott T. Stoll, DO, PhD, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth) 
David J. Strobl, DO (Lansing, Michigan) 
Melicien A. Tettambel, DO, Professor and Chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Yakima, Washington) 
Lex C. Towns, PhD, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Yakima, Washington) 
Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, PhD (Sarasota, Florida) 
Michael T. Vest, DO* (Wallingford, Connecticut) 
Norman E. Vinn, DO (San Clemente, California) 
James A. Voirin, DO* (Winter Springs, Florida) 
David A. Wald, DO (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) 
Robert C. Ward, DO, Professor Emeritus, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing) 
Gary S. Wasserman, DO* (Kansas City, Missouri) 
Bethany A. Weaver, DO (Tampa, Florida) 
Frank H. Willard, PhD, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, Maine) 
Martha J. Wunsch, MD*, University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington) 
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