Elite Reviewer F Alan Barber, MD, FACS

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. Today we introduce Elite Reviewer F. Alan Barber.


F. Alan Barber, MD, FACS


Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, Plano, Texas

Years in practice: 


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

I was invited to do so for the Arthroscopy Journal.

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

Be timely and thorough.

How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Apply the five year rule: Will what you are doing be important in five years?

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Being able to see my son graduate from medical school and residency.

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

Military and adventure fiction: Tom Clancy, Jeffrey Archer, Jack Carr, Michael Connelly.

Learn more about the JBJS Elite Reviewers program.

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