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AOA Communication  |   February 2019
JAOA Peer Reviewers, 2018
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AOA Communication   |   February 2019
JAOA Peer Reviewers, 2018
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2019, Vol. 119, 75-79. doi:https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2019.023
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2019, Vol. 119, 75-79. doi:https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2019.023
The consultants in the following list reviewed manuscripts submitted for publication in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) during the previous calendar year. 
The JAOA's editor in chief, associate editors, and staff acknowledge and thank these experts for their dedication to the osteopathic medical profession as evidenced through their efforts to ensure the scientific validity and clinical usefulness of the JAOA, the premiere scholarly publication of the osteopathic medical profession. 
Physicians, faculty members, and others within the health care professions who are interested in reviewing manuscripts for the JAOA are encouraged to visit http://jaoa.org/ss/reviewers.aspx for more information. 

The JAOA is proud to recognize the following dedicated professionals who completed more than 5 peer reviews in 2018:

Janice Blumer, DO

Patricia Ann Burnett, PhD

Robert J. Chilton, DO

Lisa R. Chun, DO

Alissa P. Craft, DO, MBA

John J. Dougherty, DO

Raymond J. Hruby, DO

Hollis H. King, DO, PhD

Daniel Martingano, DO

Sarah Breese McCoy, PhD

Makayla Merritt, PhD, MPH, ATC

Lisa Nicholson, PhD

Stacey Lyn Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-EdL

Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO

Mary Jo Robinson, DO

Anita Showalter, DO

Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD, MA, MS, PPS

Mark R. Speicher, PhD

Nicole Wadsworth, DO

Sumera Ahmed, MD; Vallejo, California 
Joshua Alexander, DO, MPH; La Jolla, California 
Neil Ampel, MD; Phoenix, Arizona 
Mark Andrews, PhD; Greensburg, Pennsylvania 
Sheree Aston, OD, PhD; Pomona, California 
Ronald E. Ayres, DO; Stratford, New Jersey 
Seilesh Babu, MD; Farmington Hills, Michigan 
Edward P. Balaban, DO; Wexford, Pennsylvania 
Mark D. Baldwin, DO; Mount Vernon, Washington 
David A. Baron, DO, MSED; Altadena, California 
Pamela M. Basehore, EdD, MPH; Stratford, New Jersey 
Charlie Beck, DO; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Hershey Bell, MD; Erie, Pennsylvania 
Thomas Benzoni, DO; Sioux City, Iowa 
Larry Bergstrom, MD; Scottsdale, Arizona 
Murray R. Berkowitz, DO, MPH; Lawrenceville, Georgia 
Daniel K. Berry, DO, PhD; Olathe, Kansas 
David M. Biondi, DO, RPH; Princeton, New Jersey 
Gerald Blackburn, DO; Farmington Hills, Michigan 
Francis Blais, DO; Columbus, Ohio 
Allen J. Blaivas, DO; Passaic, New Jersey 
Janice Blumer, DO; Lebanon, Oregon 
Warren A. Bodine, DO; Malden, Massachusetts 
Kevin M. Boehm, DO; Livonia, Michigan 
William Bograkos, DO; Laurel, Maryland 
Craig S. Boisvert, DO; Lewisburg, West Virginia 
Joshua David Boucher, DO; Grovetown, Georgia 
Jack D. Bragg, DO; Columbia, Missouri 
Grace D. Brannan, PhD; Lillington, North Carolina 
Thomas Breithaupt, PhD; Shoreline, Washington 
William Brooks, DO; Kansas City, Missouri 
Joyce Brown, DO; Middletown, New York 
India Broyles, EdD; Biddeford, Maine 
Hans Bruntmyer, DO; New Braunfels, Texas 
Mohammad Omar Bukhari, DO; Germantown, Maryland 
John B. Bulger, DO; Danville, Pennsylvania 
William J. Burke, DO; Columbus, Ohio 
Patricia Ann Burnett, PhD; Athens, Ohio 
J. Bracken Burns, DO; Jacksonville, Florida 
Michael P. Burruano, DO; Brewster, New York 
Boyd R. Buser, DO; Pikeville, Kentucky 
Bonnie Buxton, PhD; Suwanee, Georgia 
Craig Canby, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
Mark S. Cantieri, DO; Mishawaka, Indiana 
Wayne R. Carlsen, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Michael Carnes, DO, MA; Pikeville, Kentucky 
Annette Carron, DO; Clinton Township, Michigan 
Sharon Lynn Casapulla, EdD; Athens, Ohio 
John Casey, DO, MA; Columbus, Ohio 
Jessica Castonguay, DO; Akron, Ohio 
Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO; Stratford, New Jersey 
Francesco Cerritelli, DO, (Italy), MS, MHP; Pescara, Italy 
Neal R. Chamberlain, PhD; Kirksville, Missouri 
Millicent K. Channell, DO, MA; Stratford, New Jersey 
Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MS; Euless, Texas 
Jinjing Cheng, PharmD; Vallejo, California 
Anthony G. Chila, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Robert J. Chilton, DO; San Antonio, Texas 
Lisa R. Chun, DO; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Brian C. Clark, PhD; Athens, Ohio 
Sarah Clayton, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
Janis Coffin, DO; Joplin, Missouri 
Michael A. Cook, DO, MBA, MS; Staten Island, New York 
Danielle Cooley, DO; Stratford, New Jersey 
Guy Paul Cooper Jr, DO; D'Iberville, Mississippi 
Bill Corser, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; East Lansing, Michigan 
Marc G. Cote, DO; Olympia, Washington 
Alissa P. Craft, DO, MBA; Lebanon, Oregon 
Timothy J. Craig, DO; Hershey, Pennsylvania 
William Thomas Crow, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Mark Cummings, PhD; East Lansing, Michigan 
Tyler C. Cymet, DO; Chevy Chase, Maryland 
Peter Dane, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
Jay B. Danto, DO; Joplin, Missouri 
Lisa A. DeStefano, DO; Owosso, Michigan 
Francesca DiSole, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
John J. Dougherty, DO; Provo, Utah 
Joanna Lauren Drowos, DO, MPH; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
David S. Drozek, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Joy Dugan, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C; Vallejo, California 
Michael Duley, DO; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Stacey P. Elliott, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
Lisa Eng, DO; Brooklyn, New York 
Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO; Ossining, New York 
Richard Alan Feely, DO; Chicago, Illinois 
Cesar Fernandez-de-Las-PeNas, PT, DO (Spain), MSc, PhD; Madrid, Spain 
Lori Fitterling, MLS; Kansas City, Missouri 
Christine Fitzsimmons, DO; Warren, Rhode Island 
Thomas Fotopoulos, DO; Fort Smith, Alabama 
Marcel P. Fraix, DO; Pomona, California 
Todd Robert Fredricks, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Jody Gerome, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Rita Getz, PhD; Meridian, Idaho 
Badih Ghattas, PhD; Marseille, France 
Edward Goering, DO; Lebanon, Oregon 
Jason M. Golbin, DO, MS; Syosset, New York 
Frederick J. Goldstein, PhD; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Sherman Gorbis, DO; Okemos, Michigan 
Dawn M. Graham, PhD; Athens, Ohio 
Marna Rayl Greenberg; Allentown, Pennsylvania 
Peter G. Gulick, DO; East Lansing, Michigan 
Adarsh Gupta, DO, MS; Stratford, New Jersey 
Emily H. Guseman, PhD; Athens, Ohio 
Sharon M. Gustowski, DO; San Antonio, Texas 
Patricia A. Gwirtz, PhD; Fort Worth, Texas 
Gary Hack, DDS; Columbia, MD 
Brian H. Hallas, PhD; Old Westbury, New York 
Janet Hamstra, EdD; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Jandy B. Hanna, PhD; Lewisburg, West Virginia 
Omid R. Hariri, DO; Colton, California 
Robert Hasty, DO; Meridian, Idaho 
Katherine L. Heineman, DO; Des Moines, Iowa 
Laura Kim Hempstead, DO; Kansas City, Missouri 
Tami Hendriksz, DO; Vallejo, California 
Jan T. Hendryx, DO; Erie, Pennsylvania 
Matthew K. Henry, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
Raymond M. Hiserote, DO; Cotati, California 
Lisa Hodge, PhD; Fort Worth, Texas 
Carl R. Hoegerl, DO; Lynchburg, Virginia 
Bernadette Howlett, PhD; Portland, Oregon 
Raymond J. Hruby, DO; Pomona, California 
Elizabeth E. Hudson, DO; Panorama City, California 
Charles Hughes, DO; Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Tazia Irfan, MBBS; London, United Kingdom 
Jon Jackson, PhD; Las Cruces, New Mexico 
Sarah James, DO; Verona, Wisconsin 
Wilfrid Janig, MD, PhD; Kiel, Germany 
John A. Jerome, PhD; Bath, Michigan 
Bhavesh B. Joshi, DO; Jonesboro, Arkansas 
Robert S. Juhasz, DO; Willoughby Hills, Ohio 
John Kappenberg, MA, EdD; Old Westbury, New York 
Diane Karius, PhD; Kansas City, Missouri 
Brian Kaufman, DO; Sanford, Maine 
Cynthia Suzanne Kelley, DO; Akron, Ohio 
Moez Khorsandi, DO; Beverly Hills, California 
Cathy J. King, DNP, RN; Sarasota, Florida 
Hollis H. King, DO, PhD; San Diego, California 
Jonathon R. Kirsch, DO; Mesa, Arizona 
Glen Kisby, PhD; Lebanon, Oregon 
Gloria J. Klapstein, PhD; Vallejo, California 
Milton J. Klein, DO; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 
Glenn Klucka, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Walter Kraft, MD; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
James Kribs, DO; Lynchburg, Virginia 
R. Gregory Lande, DO; Silver Spring, Maryland 
Harald Lausen, DO; Springfield, Illinois 
Timothy Deemer Law, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Lindsay Lebin, MD; Seattle, Washington 
Robert Lee, DO; Garden City, New York 
Michael Lemke, MSc, PhD; Springfield, Illinois 
Polly Leonard, DO, MS; Warwick, Rhode Island 
Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH; Bayonne, New Jersey 
Ronald J. Librizzi, DO; Ocean City, New Jersey 
John C. Licciardone, DO, MBA; Fort Worth, Texas 
Tommy Grayson Lindsey II, DO; Spartanburg, South Carolina 
Robert Locke, DO, MPH; Newark, Delaware 
Randall Longenecker, MD; Athens, Ohio 
Kenneth Lossing, DO; San Rafael, California 
Gregg C. Lund, DO; Vallejo, California 
Nicholas Charles Madaffer, DO; Madison, Wisconsin 
Nicholas James Madden, DO; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Michael P. Mahalik, PhD; Buies Creek, North Carolina 
Michelino Mancini, DO; St Joseph, Michigan 
Russell Margach, DC; Portland, Oregon 
Ronald V. Marino, DO,MPH; Mineola, New York 
Cynthia Sue Marske, DO; Corvallis, Oregon 
Daniel Martingano, DO; Brooklyn, New York 
David C. Mason, DO; Aledo, Texas 
Tina Mason, MD, MPH; Vallejo, California 
Donovan Maust, MD; Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Jennifer McAuthur, DO; Memphis, Tennessee 
Lise McCoy, EdD; Mesa, Arizona 
Sarah Breese McCoy, PhD; Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Charles Mehlman, DO; Cincinnati, Ohio 
Vincent Mendy, MPH, DrPH; Jackson, Mississippi 
Makayla Merritt, PhD, MPH, ATC; Hattiesburg, Mississippi 
Lyree Mikhail, MD; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Saroj Misra, DO; Clinton Township, Michigan 
Howard S. Mitz, DO; Littleton, New Hampshire 
Michael Gerard Moncman, DO; Grove City, Ohio 
M. Scott Moore, DO; Riverdale, Utah 
Steven D. Morton, DO; O'Fallon, Illinois 
Thomas Motyka, DO; Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Bruce Newton, PhD; Buies Creek, North Carolina 
Quang T. Nguyen, DO; Carson City, Nevada 
Alexander S. Nicholas, DO; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Lisa Nicholson, PhD; Dublin, Ohio 
Jamison Nielsen, DO, MBA, MCR; Portland, Oregon 
Donald Robert Noll, DO; Marlton, New Jersey 
Suzanne E. Norman, DO, MPH; Cuba, New Mexico 
Albert H. O-Yurvati, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Sharon Obadia, DO; Mesa, Arizona 
Timothy T. Ott, DO; Quincy, Illinois 
James Robert Palmieri, PHD; Blacksburg, Virginia 
Kevin M. Pantalone, DO; Cleveland, Ohio 
Dante Paredes, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Roberto Patron, MD; Scottsdale, Arizona 
Michael M. Patterson, PhD; Ft Lauderdale, Florida 
Shane Patterson, DO; Clinton Township, Michigan 
Lorenzo Pence, DO; Chicago, Illinois 
Brian Peppers, DO; Morgantown, West Virginia 
Ann K. Peton, MPH; Blacksburg, Virginia 
Kim Pfotenhauer, DO; Vallejo, California 
Stacey Lyn Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-EdL; Vallejo, California 
Timothy P. Plackett, DO; Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii 
James Price, DO, MPH; Madisonville, Kentucky 
Walter C. Prozialeck, PhD; Downers Grove, Illinois 
Andrew Ray, PharmD; Vallejo, California 
Paul R. Rennie, DO; Henderson, Nevada 
Rochelle Rennie, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Bernadette Ann Riley, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO; Mineola, New York 
Mary Jo Robinson, DO; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Felix J. Rogers, DO; Brownstown, Michigan 
Miguel Roig, PhD; Staten Island, New York 
Cheryl R. Rosenfeld, DO; Denville, New Jersey 
Michael Patrick Rowane, DO; Erie, Pennsylvania 
Meaghan Ruddy, MA, PhD, BCC; Hamel, Minnesota 
Brian Allen Russ, DO; Little Rock, Arkansas 
Jesus Sanchez, DO; Pomona, California 
Lawrence Sands, DO, MPH; Glendale Arizona 
Bara Sarraj, PhD; Chicago, Illinois 
Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO; Cherry Hill, New Jersey 
Robert J. Schilz, DO, PhD; Cleveland, Ohio 
Deborah Schmidt, DO; Lewisburg, West Virginia 
Alan Bruce Schorr, DO; Langhorne, Pennsylvania 
Ryan Seals, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Julieanne Patricia Sees, DO; Wilmington, Delaware 
Benjamin Joseph Seidel, DO; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Patricia S. Sexton, MS, DHEd; Kirksville, Missouri 
Edward Charles Shadiack, DO; Seaside Park, New Jersey 
Tracy Shaub, DO; Warrensville Heights, Ohio 
Jesse Shaw, DO; St Petersburg, Florida 
Stephen Sheldon, DO; Chicago, Illinois 
Anita Showalter, DO; Yakima, Washington 
James Siegert, DO; Downers Grove, Illinois 
Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD, MA, MS, PPS; Pomona, California 
Philip C. Slocum, DO; Kirksville, Missouri 
Larissa L. Smith, PhD; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 
Karen T. Snider, DO; Kirksville, Missouri 
Richard J. Snow, DO; Columbus, Ohio 
Samuel K. Snyder, DO; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Chase Spalding, DO; Columbus, Ohio 
Mark R. Speicher, PhD; Bethesda, Maryland 
Craig W. Spellman, DO, PhD; Odessa, Texas 
Ryan Steele, DO; Purchase, New York 
Kenneth J. Steier, DO, MPH, MHA, MGH; Melville, New York 
Joel D. Stein, DO; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
Nighat Sufi, PhD; New Delhi, Delhi, India 
James E. Swartwout, MA; Chicago, Illinois 
Jonathan Dwayne Swindle, DO; Monroe Wisconsin 
Kirin Syed, DO; Union, New Jersey 
Richard Terry, DO; Elmira, New York 
Michael J. Terzella, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
Mark Thai, DO; Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Briju Thankachan, PhD; Athens, Ohio 
Kathyrn Thompson, PhD; Biddeford, Maine 
Judy Thornton, MA; Parker, Colorado 
Elena Timoshkin, DO; Orlando, Florida 
Marco Tramontano, PT, DO (Italy); Roma, Italy 
Monte E. Troutman, DO; Fort Worth, Texas 
Charles B. Tucker, MA; Stratford, New Jersey 
Erica Patricia Turse, DO, MPH; Jackson, Mississippi 
Michael Van Manen, DO; York, Pennsylvania 
Meagen Vermeulen, MD; Stratford, New Jersey 
Nicole Wadsworth, DO; Athens, Ohio 
Brian E. Walczak, DO; Macomb, Michigan 
Stevan Walkowski, DO; Dublin, Ohio 
Peter J. Ward, PhD; Lewisburg, West Virginia 
Michael J. Warner, DO; Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN-BC, NHA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Frank H. Willard, PhD; Biddeford, Maine 
Wayne Wilson, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
Leslie Wimsatt, PhD; Des Moines, Iowa 
Kimberly Wolf, DO; Vallejo, California 
Christine Wu-Dittmar, MD, MPH; Oakland, California 
Sheldon C. Yao, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
David P. Yens, PhD; Huntington, New York 
Brian K. Yorkgitis, DO; Jacksonville, Florida 
Emiliano Zanier, Physiotherapist Osteopath; Milano, Italy 
William Britt Zimmerman, DO; Wilmington, North Carolina 
Hallie Zwibel, DO; Old Westbury, New York 
Ryan Assadi, OMS II (Jordan Assadi, DO); Spartanburg, South Carolina 
Elizabeth Avakoff, OMS II (Erik Polan, DO); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Anna Bianchi, OMS II (Paul Brisson, MD); Auburn, Alabama 
 
Student Reviewers and Their Mentors

In 2018, the JAOA launched its student reviewer initiative, in which we encouraged osteopathic medical students to serve as peer reviewers under the guidance of a mentor. We thank the following students who completed peer reviews in 2018, as well as their mentors, who are noted in parentheses.

David Boedeker, OMS II (Ben Boedeker, MD, PhD); Omaha, Nebraska

Taran Carlisle, OMS III (Jason Beaman, DO); Tulsa, Oklahoma

Morgan Chapman, OMS IV (E. Dwight Bundy, DO); Lewisburg, West Virginia

Lina Costanzo, OMS III (Kristin Guilonard, DO); Beachwood, Ohio

Syna Daudfar, OMS III (John T. Pham, DO); Lebanon, Oregon

Ryan Dyches, OMS IV (Mark R. Speicher, DO); Glendale, Arizona

Mohamed Elshazzly, OMS IV (Amy Hinkelman, PhD); Buies Creek, North Carolina

Fady Guirguis, OMS II (Sebastien Fuchs, MD, PhD); Pomona, California

Neil B. Huben, OMS III (Sebastian Alston, MD); Dothan, Alabama

Giselle Irio, OMS II (George Mychaskiw, DO); Las Cruces, New Mexico

W. Landon Jackson, OMS II (Carol Brenner, PhD); Old Westbury, New York

Margaret Kell, OMS II (Bhavesh B. Joshi, DO); Jonesboro, Arkansas

Johnathan Kirupakaran, OMS IV (Mark Schury, DO); Clinton Township, Michigan

Derek R. Kono, OMS II (Hendrik Szurmant, PhD); Pomona, California

Sino Mehrmal, OMS III (Carlton Richie, DO); Glendale, California

Kenneth Perry, OMS II (Hendrik Szurmant, PhD); Pomona, California

Kayla E. Prokopakis, OMS IV (Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD); Athens, Ohio

Ryan Sanchez, MS, OMS II (Clyde Jensen, PhD); Ivins, Utah

Michael Sauder, OMS II (Shawn Kerger, DO); Athens, Ohio

Jeffrey F. Spindel, OMS IV (Arthur B. Rubin, DO); Charleston, West Virginia

Bahadar S. Srichawla, OMS II (Martin Torrents, DO); Middletown, New York

Jade Stobbe, OMS IV (Arthur B. Rubin, DO); Hillsboro, Oregon

Melissa Sussman, MPH, OMS II (Mohammed S. Razzaque, MBBS, PhD); Erie, Pennsylvania

Joshua Tomashek, OMS III (Jeritt Tucker, PhD); Chicago, Illinois

Gregory A. Wasserman, PhD, OMS II (Sheldon C. Yao, DO); Old Westbury, New York

Harrison Ross Wermuth, OMS II (Janice Schwartz, PhD); Detroit, Michigan

Matthew Wysong, OMS III (Stevan Walkowski, DO); Dublin, Ohio