Editorial Review Group Chairs (ERGS)

Doody’s Review Service recruits healthcare professionals from institutions across the country to serve as Editorial Review Group Chairs, coordinating the reviews of books in their respective specialties. Typically, Chairs are senior members of large departments who have a ready source of reviewers to call on. Chairs are asked to serve for a minimum of three years, but many of our current chairs have served far longer.

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Health Sciences

Basic Sciences

Anatomy/Embryology – Brian MacPherson, PhD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Biochemistry – Peter Kennelly, PhD (Virginia Tech)
Developmental Biology – David Lindsey, PhD (Walla Walla University)
Epidemiology – Margaret Chorazy, PhD, MPH (University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Genetics – Mark F. Sanders, PhD, MA (University of California Davis)
Molecular Biology – Omer Iqbal, MD, FACC, FESC (Loyola University Medical Center)
Pathology – Anamarija M. Perry, MD (University of Michigan Medical School)

Clinical Medicine

Allergy/Clinical Immunology – Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD (University of California San Francisco)
Anesthesiology – Robert Gaiser, MD (Yale School of Medicine)
Cardiac Surgery – Benjamin Degner, MD (East Carolina University)
Cardiology – Manar Jbara, MD (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)
Critical Care – David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Dermatology – Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice)
Emergency Medicine – Benjamin Willenbring, MD (Regions Hospital)
Emergency Medicine – Sheffey Massey, DO (Regions Hospital)
Endocrinology/Metabolic Disease – Jessica Hwang, MD (Cook County Health)
Endocrine Surgery – Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Gastrointestinal Surgery – Peter Nau, MD, MS, FACS (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
General Medicine – Vincent F. Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
General Surgery – Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Geriatrics – Belinda Setters, MD, MS, FACP, AGSF (Robley Rex VA Medical Center)
Hematology/Oncology – George Rodgers, MD, PhD (University of Utah School of Medicine)
Infectious Disease – Marvin J. Bittner, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA (Creighton University Medical Center)
Laboratory Medicine – Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Nephrology – Jon Webb, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Neurology – Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN (Thomas Jefferson University)
Neurosurgery – Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS, FACS (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Nutrition – Robert Kushner, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Obstetrics & Gynecology – Barbara Hoffman, MD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Occupational and Environmental Medicine – J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD (Navy Environmental Health Center)
Oncologic Surgery – Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Orthopedics – Mark R. Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Otolaryngology – Alan G. Micco, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Pediatric Surgery – Vincent R. Adolph, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation Hospital)
Pediatrics (Neonatology) – Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine)
Pediatrics – Joseph R. Hageman, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Elliot Roth, MD (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Psychiatry – Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Public Health – Barbara Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACCN, FAAN (Frontier Nursing University)
Radiation Oncology – Mark D. Hurwitz, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)
Rheumatology – Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD (University of California San Francisco)
Sports Medicine – Craig Young, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Sports Medicine (Athletic Training) – Darryl Conway, MA, ATC, EMT-T (University of Michigan)
Surgical Pathology – Anamarija M. Perry, MD (University of Michigan Medical School)
Thoracic Surgery – Michael Bates, MD (Ochsner Medical Center)
Transplantation Surgery – Kelly M. Collins, MD (Henry Ford Hospital)
Trauma Surgery – David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Urology – Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS (Thomas Jefferson University)
Vascular Surgery – Mark K. Eskandari, MD, RVT (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

Associated Health Professions

Chiropractic – Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA (Parker University)
Dental Auxiliaries – Maria Prassas, RDH, MEd, MOT (Harper College & Northwestern Dental Center)
Dentistry – Joseph Doctora, DDS, MD (Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry)
Emergency Medical Services – Richard N. Bradley, MD, EMT-P (University of Texas Medical School at Houston)
Integrated Sciences – Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Laboratory Technology – Valerie L. Ng, PhD, MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Medical Physics – Dimitris N. Mihailidis, PhD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Optometry – Marc Taub, OD (Southern College of Optometry)
Pharmacy – Patrick J. McDonnell, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Physical Therapy – Christopher J. Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University)
Podiatry – Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Psychology, Clinical – Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (C3 Education and Research, Inc.)
Radiologic Technology – Kyle Theine, MBA RT(R) (MR) (Froedtert Hospital)
Respiratory Therapy – Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Speech, Language & Hearing – Matthew Rouse, MS, SLP.D (Biola University)
Veterinary Medicine – Peter D. Constable, BVSc(Hons), MS, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)

Other Disciplines

Dictionaries/Terminology – Iris Kovar-Gough, MA, MLIS (Michigan State University)
History of Medicine – Alain Touwaide, PhD (The Huntington)
Library and Information Science – David A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP (Duquesne University)
Medical Education – Belinda Chen, MD, FACP (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center)
Medical Ethics – Ryan Nash, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM (The Ohio State University College of Medicine)
Medical Informatics – Brian D. Schwartz, PhD, MLIS (Rocky Vista University)
Medicolegal Issues – Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (C3 Education and Research, Inc.)
Quality Improvement – Jill Massengale, DNP (James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital)

Nursing

Fundamentals

History – Alain Touwaide, PhD (The Huntington)
Nutrition – Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Pathophysiology – Gina M. Oliver, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)

Clinical Specialties

Advanced Practice – Susan M. DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP (Sacred Heart University College of Nursing)
Alternative Therapies – Susan Vossberg, MLIS (Northwestern Health Services University)
Case Management – Jill Massengale, DNP (James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital)
Community Health – Barbara Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACCN, FAAN (Frontier Nursing University)
Coronary Care – Gina M. Oliver, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)
Critical Care – Patricia Morton, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Utah College of Nursing)
Diagnosis/Assessment – Cheryl Leiningen, DNP, RN, APN-C (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies)
Emergency Care – Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, CEN, FAANP (University of South Alabama College of Nursing)
Geriatrics – Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)
Hospice – Darrell A. Owens, DNP (University of Washington School of Nursing)
Long Term Care – Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)
Maternal/Child – Barbara Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACCN, FAAN (Frontier Nursing University)
Medical/Surgical – Linda K. Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Pediatrics – Anne Turner-Henson, DSN, RN, FAAN (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Perioperative – Linda K. Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)

Administration

Administration/Management – J. Michael Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL (The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing)
Patient Education – Cheryl Leiningen, DNP, RN, APN-C (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies)

Theory and Research

Theory – Martha Scheckel, PhD, RN (Viterbo University)