Issue: July 2013
July 01, 2013
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Thank you for making us better, Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Issue: July 2013
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In its 33 years of publication, Orthopedics Today has only had three Chief Medical Editors: Robert P. Nirschl, MD, MS; Jack B. McGinty, MD; and Douglas W. Jackson, MD. Under Jackson’s leadership, Orthopedics Today had significant growth in the more than 10 years since he became Chief Medical Editor in February 2003.

“When Doug joined Orthopedics Today as Chief Medical Editor over a decade ago, it was an interesting time for us. We were looking for more focus and direction. We quickly found that with the introduction of 4 Questions with Dr. Jackson, which became a signature feature of the publication, and his moderation of the Round Tables, we had found that focus,” John C. Carter, chief operating officer of The Wyanoke Group, said at the recent Orthopedics Today Editorial Board Meeting in Chicago.

“What helped us gain that focus more than anything else was Doug’s Commentaries, which became the ‘must-reads’ in orthopedics month after month. If you look back over his more than 10 years of Commentaries, the common theme is ‘we can do better and we must do better.’ To me, that is Doug. As a surgeon, as a teacher of fellows and as a leader in orthopedics, he has made things better. He has done the same for us, and not just for Orthopedics Today. He has made SLACK Incorporated better, he has made our staff better and he has made me better,” Carter said.

Orthopedics Today honored Douglas W. Jackson, MD, for his more than 10 years as Chief Medical Editor. Pictured from left: John C. Carter, chief operating officer of The Wyanoke Group; Douglas W. Jackson, MD; Peter N. Slack, president of The Wyanoke Group, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Orthopedics Today honored Douglas W. Jackson, MD, for his more than 10 years as Chief Medical Editor. Pictured from left: John C. Carter, chief operating officer of The Wyanoke Group; Douglas W. Jackson, MD; Peter N. Slack, president of The Wyanoke Group, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Image: Houck K, Orthopedics Today

On behalf of Orthopedics Today and its Editorial Board, thank you, Dr. Jackson, for a great 10-plus years. Thank you for making us better. – from the Publisher