JBJS is pleased to highlight our Elite Reviewers. The Elite Reviewers Program recognizes our best reviewers for their outstanding efforts. All JBJS reviewers help us maintain the highest standards for quality orthopaedic publishing.
Name: Sophia N. Sangiorgio, PhD
Affiliation: Orthopaedic Institute for Children / UCLA Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Los Angeles, CA
Years in practice: I am a biomechanical engineer, specializing in orthopaedic implant performance. I have been working in orthopaedic research for nearly 20 years and on the UCLA faculty for 12 years.
How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?
I have been reviewing manuscripts for JBJS for 5 years, and reviewing for other orthopaedic journals, both clinical and biomechanical, for 10 years.
What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?
Take time to provide constructive feedback that provides the authors with a chance to respond and the means to improve their manuscript.
Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?
Current concepts in preventative health, with a focus on increasing health span (prolonging physical and mental performance) and not simply lifespan. I also enjoy reading fiction to relax and unwind.
Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.