JBJS is pleased once again 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.


Dana C Mears, MD, PhD


Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

Years in practice: 45

How did you begin reviewing for other journals and for JBJS in particular?

I was invited by the Editor of each relevant journal to review a manuscript. That event culminated in an invitation to become a regular reviewer.

What is your top piece of advice for those reviewers who aspire to reach Elite status?

Such an aspiring reviewer has to be prepared to divert a considerable amount of time and effort to critically evaluate each manuscript in a timely manner.

Aside from orthopaedic manuscripts, what have you been reading lately?

I enjoy reading about decorative gardens and newly developed flowers and shrubs.

Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.

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