About the Journal

Journal Overview

The Permanente Journal is a MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities published by The Permanente Press based in Portland, OR. Free full-text access is available online. We welcome submission from all disciplines related to medicine.

 

The Permanente Journal practices a continuous electronic publication model. The online journal is the version of record (ISSN 1552-3775), with articles published on our Web site with an epub date and full-text citation, and regular deposits to MEDLINE. The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is published in print quarterly (February, May, August, November).

 

The Permanente Journal conducts single-blinded peer review on all published articles and strives for a 100-day decision-to-publication schedule with a goal of 30 days from completed submission (all required forms completed and manuscript assigned to an Associate Editor for review) to first decision.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine and innovative health care delivery. It is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities.

 

To continue and to grow the philosophy of Sidney Garfield, “The journal seeks to demonstrate to physicians in the community, and nationally, the quality of Permanente Medicine and the achievements within Permanente.”

AIMS AND SCOPE

 

The Permanente Journal seeks to advance knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, innovative health care delivery, and medical humanities through publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, and to promote the betterment of public health.

 

The journal’s objectives include maintaining high standards of editorial integrity independent of special interest; publishing peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics; fostering consideration of important issues affecting medicine, health, health care, health policy, and health care delivery; achieving a high level of ethical medical journalism that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read; sharing a multidisciplinary study of medical practice and health care; and considering a broad range of scholarly contributions, including original research, review articles, clinical articles such as case reports and image diagnosis articles, commentaries and editorials, narratives in medicine, and medical humanities.

INDEXING

 

The Permanente Journal is indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed Central, HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative), EMBASE, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, rdrb (The Research and Development Resource Base), CrossRef, and SciVerse/Scopus

Editorial Board

Tom Janisse, MD, MBA
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & PUBLISHER
Tom Janisse, MD, MBA, is the Editor-in-Chief of The Permanente Journal and Publisher of The Permanente Press.

Lee Jacobs, MD
ASSOCIATE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Lee D Jacobs, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bethesda Referral & Teaching Hospital in Haiti and the Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Permanente Journal.

   SENIOR EDITORS

Vincent Felitti, MD
PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE, BOOK REVIEWS
Vincent J Felitti, MD, FACP, is a retired Internist from the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Clairemont Mesa Medical Office in San Diego, CA. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Eric Macy, MD
RESEARCH
Eric Macy, MD, MS, is an Allergy Specialist and Researcher in the Department of Allergy at the San Diego Medical Center. He is a Partner Physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Gus M Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
CLINICAL MEDICINE
Gus M Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, is a Senior Emergency Physician at the Santa Clara Medical Center, former Co-Program Director of the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and Clinical Professor (Affiliated) of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University in CA. He is also a Senior Editor for The Permanente Journal.

Scott Rasgon, MD
CLINICAL MEDICINE
Scott Rasgon, MD is a Nephrologist for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Los Angeles, California.

Arthur Klatsky, MD
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Arthur L Klatsky, MD, is a Senior Consultant in Cardiology and an Adjunct Investigator in the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA.

   ASSOCIATE EDITORS

James J Annesi, PhD, FAAHB, FTOS, FAPA
HEALTH BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
James J Annesi, PhD, FAAHB, FTOS, FAPA, is the Vice President of Research and Evaluation, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta and Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at Kennesaw State University in GA.

 

Ricky Chen, MD
NEURO-ONCOLOGY
Ricky Chen, MD, is Director of Neuro-Oncology at Providence Brain & Spine Institute in Portland, OR.

 

Gary W Chien, MD
SURGERY
Gary W Chien, MD, is the Director, Urology Residency Program; Minimally Invasive Endourology Fellowship, Los Angles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Carrie Davino-Ramaya, MD
MEDICAL REVIEW
Carrie Davino-Ramaya, MD, is a Practice Leader and Methodologist of Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine in the Quality Management and Systems Department for Northwest Permanente, P.C. in Portland, OR.

 

Charles Elder, MD
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Charles R Elder, MD, MPH, FACP, is Physician Lead for Integrative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and an Affiliate Investigator at the Center for Health Research in Portland, OR.

 

Philip I Haigh, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
SURGERY
Philip I Haigh, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, is an Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery; Assistant Chief, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Lisa Herrinton, PhD
HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH
Lisa J Herrinton, PhD, is a Research Scientist for the Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

 

Robert Hogan, MD
FAMILY MEDICINE, HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Robert W Hogan, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and a Family Medicine physician at the La Mesa Medical Offices in San Diego, CA.

 

Tom Judd, MS, CPHIMS, CPHQ, CCE
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, QUALITY
Thomas M Judd, MS, is the National Project Director, Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology and a Health Technology Advisor for the World Health Organization.

 

Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
CARDIOLOGY
Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS, is a Cardiologist at the San Jose Medical Center in CA.

David Riley, MD
CASE REPORTS
David Riley, MD, led the development of the CARE reporting guidelines for case reports available from the EQUATOR Network.

 

John Stull, MD, MPH
SPIRIT OF MEDICINE DIALOGUES
John Stull, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor and Residency Director for The Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Oregon Health & Sciences University.

 

Gretchen Summer, PhD, RN
NURSING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Gretchen Summer, PhD, RN is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research.


KM Tan, MD
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
KM Tan, MD, is the retired former Chief of Radiology at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, CA and is former Chair of the National Imaging Core Group. He is a member of the Editorial Team for TPJ and has served in multiple state and national positions in CME, and continues on the KP National CME Committee.

 

Nicole Tran, MD, PhD
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
H. Nicole Tran MD, PhD is an Internist in the Department of Adult and Family Medicine and Assistant Program Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

 

Calvin Weisberger, MD
COGNITIVE CLINICAL MEDICINE
Calvin L Weisberger, MD, FACC, FACP, is a Cardiologist, the Former Regional Chief of Cardiology for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Former Chair of the InterRegional Chiefs of Cardiology for the Permanente Medical Groups, and Chairman of the Southern California Regional Product Council.

 

Winston F Wong, MD, MS
COMMUNITY BENEFIT, DISPARITIES IMPROVEMENT AND QUALITY INCENTIVES
Winston F Wong, MD, MS, is the Clinical Director of Community Benefit for the Permanente Federation Care Management Institute.

 

Scott S Young, MD
CARE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE AND QUALITY
Scott Young, MD, is the Associate Executive Director of Clinical Care and Innovation and the Senior Medical Director and Executive Director of the Care Management Institute.

   EDITORIAL BOARD

Maher A Abbas, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Medical Director, Dubai Colorectal Center, UAE; Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Richard Abrohams, MD
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Fábio Ferreira Amorim, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde in the Department of Postgraduate and Extension Activities, Brasilia, Brazil

 

Stanley W Ashley, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Attending Surgeon, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD
Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

 

Brian Budenholzer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Anne Cambon-Thomsen, MD
Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris; Researcher, Epidemiology and Public Health; Professor of Medicine University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

 

Irene Carvalho, PhD
Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health Department, School of Medicine, Oporto University, Porto-Portugal, Oporto, Portugal

 

Shamir O Cawich, MBBS, DM
Department of Surgery, St Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Rita Charon, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

 

Pranab Chatterjee, MBBS, MD
Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Infectious Diseases Hospital, Beliaghata, Kolkata, India

 

Dan Cherkin, PhD
Senior Scientific Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington, and Affiliate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine and School of Public Health—Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Mitsuro Chiba, MD, PhD
Department of Gastroenterology, Akita City Hospital, Kawamoto, Akita, Japan

 

Robert R Cima, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery; Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Ellen Cosgrove, MD
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs and Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMCH, FCAP
Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine; Associate Professor of Pathology; Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration; Director, Fellowship Program in Transfusion Medicine; Member, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Richard Frankel, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

 

Carol Havens, MD
Family Practice and Addiction Medicine, Director of Clinical Education, The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, California

James T Hardee, MD
Internal Medicine, Colorado Permanente Medical Group; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver

 

Arthur Hayward, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of General Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

 

Catherine Hickie, MBBS
Director of Clinical Training, Bloomfield Hospital, Greater Western Area Health Service; Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of New
South Wales, Australia

 

Gunver Sophia Kienle, Dr Med
Senior Researcher, University of Witten/Herdecke, Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

 

Anna Luise Kirkengen, MD, PhD
Department of General Practice Research, Institute of Community Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

 

Thomas E Kottke, MD
Medical Director for Well-Being, HealthPartners; Consulting Cardiologist, HealthPartners Medical Group; Senior Clinical Investigator, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research; Professor of Medicine, University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, MPhil
Director of Geriatric Education, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency; Director of Education and Training, Coyote Institute, Augusta, Maine

 

Colin G Murphy, MCh, FRCSI
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland

 

Michel M Murr, MD, FACS
Director of Bariatric Surgery, Chief of Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, Florida

 

Sylvestre Quevedo, MD
Department of Medicine and Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

 

Ilan Rubinfeld, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, FCCS
Chief Medical Officer-Associate, Henry Ford Hospital; Surgical Lead and Inpatient Co-Lead, Project Helios: The Epic Clinical Integration and Transformation Team, Henry Ford Health System; Faculty Surgeon, Acute Care Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital; Associate Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

 

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Chief Executive Officer of Worldview Enterprises, LLC, and Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA; Professor in and the Chair of the Doctor of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology program at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA

 

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, MD, MPH
Researcher, ARCIM Institute, Filderstadt, Germany, Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Fribourg Hospital, Switzerland

 

Audrey Shafer, MD
Professor of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine/VAPAHCS; Anesthesiologist, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; Director, Medicine and the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Palo Alto, CA

 

Mark Snyder, MD
Specialist Leader, Electronic Medical Record Implementation and Physician Adoption; Deloitte Consulting, LLP, McLean, Virginia

 

Swee Yaw Tan, MBchB (Edin), MRCP (UK), ACSM, FAMS
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Centre, Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore

 

William L Toffler, MD
Professor Emeritas of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland

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