About NEJM Journal Watch

About NEJM Journal Watch

Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to help clinicians efficiently understand medical developments to improve patient care and foster professional development.

NEJM Journal Watch equips today's caregivers with the information and perspective needed to be clinically prepared and practice with confidence. NEJM Journal Watch is used by practicing clinicians - physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, students, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals - to stay informed and current in their fields. Over 500,000 people in 178 countries read our content each month. The most important research, medical news, drug information, public health alerts, and guidelines across 12 specialties are summarized and put into perspective for you by our team of physician editors. We are also available in selected libraries for general access.

An editorially independent, go-to-source for clinicians since 1988, NEJM Journal Watch is among the principal products of NEJM Group. The mission of NEJM Group is to advance medical knowledge from research to patient care, making the connections between developments in clinical science and clinical practice to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. NEJM Journal Watch is an independent voice within the group. Our esteemed physician authors and editors curate and summarize the most important research available from over 250 medical journals, as well as other sources of medical news.

Because context is often as important as the content itself, NEJM Journal Watch always delivers the latest medical research developments in a clinically relevant context. All of our research summaries are accompanied by expert commentary from our contributing physicians, offering a unique perspective about the research itself and how it applies to the everyday practice of medicine. Clinicians who rely on the insights and expert summaries provided by NEJM Journal Watch are among the most informed and best prepared in their fields.


NEJM Journal Watch helps clinicians be clinically prepared with succinct and easy-to-read summaries and expert comments in each issue. Our print publications are published monthly, with the exception of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, which is published twice each month. Subscribers to any of the publications below also receive complimentary access to NEJM Journal Watch Online, including the content of all 11 specialty editions.

NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology

NEJM Journal Watch Emergency Medicine

NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology

NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine

NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine

NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases

NEJM Journal Watch Neurology

NEJM Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology

NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry

NEJM Journal Watch Women’s Health

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Content from all of the publications above is available online at JWatch.org. Articles are also accessible in clinical topic collections and a fully searchable and browsable complete archive. Other valuable information includes Physicians First Watch – medical news; Clinical Conversations Podcast and Expert Interviews – audio; HIV and ID Observations, Insights on Residency Training, and In Practice – blogs; Audio General Medicine –  audio interviews with study authors; and CME.

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Specialties and Topics


Editorial Boards

Each NEJM Journal Watch specialty has an independent editorial board. Our board members are thought leaders in their fields who are actively engaged in clinical practice. Meet our editors-in-chief:


Allan S. Brett, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia


Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Harold H. Hines, Jr., Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven

Emergency Medicine

Richard D. Zane, MD, FAAEM

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado


M. Brian Fennerty, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

General Medicine

Allan S. Brett, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia

Hospital Medicine

Neil H. Winawer, MD, SFHM

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Hospital Medicine Unit, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Infectious Diseases

Richard T. Ellison III, MD

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Physiological Systems, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester


John C. Probasco, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Oncology and Hematology

William J. Gradishar, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director of Breast Medical Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

F. Bruder Stapleton, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief Academic Officer / Senior Vice President, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle


Peter Roy-Byrne, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle; Director, Harborview Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP)

Women’s Health

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville


Editorial offices are based in Waltham, MA. NEJM Journal Watch is produced by NEJM Group, a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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