About The Journal of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO

The JAOAO is proud to announce a new feature entitled “Program Highlight Series” in which we showcase a DO training program. We offer this opportunity to all our DO training programs to bring more awareness to the program while providing an opportunity for scholarly activity. Our goal for this series is to increase the number of submissions and to assist our orthopedic residents with improving and publishing their research.
Our first program highlight is OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency under the leadership of Program Director, Jignesh N. Patel, DO. Click the link below to learn more about this program.
Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO

Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO

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Peer Review
All article submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process by board-certified orthopedic surgeons who have interest, skill, knowledge, experience and expertise in the respective field of study.

Submissions will be cleansed of author identification for objectivity purposes when sent to the editorial staff.  The editorial staff will make recommendations for acceptance and revisions to the Editor-in-Chief, who then makes final decisions.

Timing of Acceptance

Publication depends on the amount of revision necessary.  Multiple revisions, or delay in completing revisions by the author, will lengthen the process.  The JAOAO strives for efficiency and charges its Editors with a timely review process. Authors will be notified when their submission has been accepted for publication.

Cost to Submit

  • AOAO Member: $100
  • RAOAO Member: $75
  • SAOAO Member: $50
  • Non-member: $750

Submission Guidelines
Only submissions received online through this portal that have NOT been published, or are being considered for publication, by any other print or online publication. For a quick look at submission guidelines, click here.

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The views expressed in the JAOAO are those of individual authors and are not necessarily those of the JAOAO or AOAO.  The information contained within the journal is not medical advice intended to replace the skill, knowledge or judgement of practicing physicians. Neither the JAOAO or AOAO can accept any responsibility for any harm or damage that may be a result of the material presented within the JAOAO.


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JAOAO Editorial Board

Adult Reconstruction
Deputy – Jonathon M. Brown, DO
Associate – Timothy Beals, DO
Associate – Shane R. Hess, DO
Associate – Frederick B. Morgan, DO
Associate – Ahmed Siddiqi, DO
Associate – Zachary C. Lum, DO
Associate – Rikesh K. Patel, DO
Associate – Stephen Sizer, DO

Foot and Ankle
Deputy – Katherine Sage, DO
Associate – Angela K. Walker, DO
Associate – Safet O. Hatic, II, DO

Deputy – Michael S. Levy, DO
Associate – Mark J. Reiner, DO, FAOAO
Associate – Christopher G. Belton, DO
Associate – William M. Gunnett, II, DO

Deputy – H. Brent Bamberger, DO, FAOAO
Associate – Adam J. Dann, DO, FAOAO
Associate – James J. Kelly, DO, FAOAO
Associate – David H. MacDonald, DO, FAOAO

Deputy – Nicholas Tedesco, DO
Associate – Jonathan Vaux, DO
Associate – Brian Walczak, DO

Deputy – Julieanne P. Sees, DO, FAOAO
Associate – Adrienne M. Koder, DO

Deputy – Michael G. Saper, DO
Associate, Shoulder – Troy D. Erickson, DO
Associate, Sports – Delbert T. Remaley, DO
Associate, Sports – Sean McMillan, DO, FAOAO
Associate, Sports – Jonathan M. Fallon, DO, FAOAO
Associate, Sports/Shoulder – Joshua Tuck, DO, FAOAO


Deputy – Miles L. Singer, DO, FAOAO
Associate – Zeshan Hyder, DO
Associate – Kenneth J. Lingenfelter, DO

Associate – Megan M. Sorich, DO
Associate – Nicholas Romeo, DO
Associate – Thomas J. Revak, DO
Associate – James B. Kesl, DO
Associate – Frederick E. Tonnos, DO


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