About Physician's First Watch

About Physician's First Watch

This clinically focused bulletin, the newest member of the NEJM Journal Watch family of newsletters, brings you the last 24 hours of medical news in the first three minutes of your day. Physician's First Watch delivers succinct briefings — gleaned from medical journals, government agencies, scientific conferences, and major media outlets — on the developments and events most likely to affect your practice. It's all vetted by our seven-member board of physician-editors and e-mailed to you by 7:30 EST each morning, Monday through Saturday.

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David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School; Director, BDC Advisors


Susan Sadoughi, MD

Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Medicine

André Sofair, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Yale-New Haven Hospital


Amy O. Herman


Kelly Young


William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Associate Professor and Service Chief, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan; Family Physician, Ypsilanti Family Medicine, Ypsilanti, MI

Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Associate Vice Chair of Education and Integration, Associate Chief of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Associate Director, Office of Clinical Research, BU Medical Campus; and Director, Division of Clinical Research Resources, BU Clinical Translational Science Institute


Allan S. Brett, MD

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


Cara Adler, Joe Elia, Christine Judge, Kristin J. Kelley, Christine Sadlowski


Wes Sharer, Cecelia Marsh, Marissa Mathieson, Christine Murphy, Michael Kish


Bonnie Chansky, Andrea Parent, Christopher Twichell


Robert Dall, Editorial Director

Anne Russ, Business Manager

Sharon S. Salinger, Editorial Operations

Phillip J. LoPiccolo, Manager, Surveillance Products

Rob Stuart, Managing Director, NEJM Group

Christopher R. Lynch, Vice President for Publishing

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Editors who have left the board since January 2007

Information about these editors was up to date at the time of their last affiliation with NEJM Journal Watch.

Jeanne Carey, MD, Associate Editor, 2006-2008

Senior Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx; Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

Rebecca Ann Meriwether, MD, MPH, Associate Editor, 2006-2007

Associate Professor, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Jacob Reider, MD, Associate Editor, 2006-2010

Family Physician; Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics, Albany Medical College; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Albany Medical College

Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSc, Associate Editor, 2006-2012

Assistant Professor and Hospitalist, Medical University of South Carolina

Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, FAAP, FACP, Associate Editor, 2006-2007

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore