ASRA Pain Medicine Update

Top RAPM Reviewers in 2020 Named

Feb 19, 2021, 16:17 PM by ASRA
March 2021 RAPM Cover

Dr. Michael Barrington tops the list with most reviews in 2020

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
 (RAPM) Editor-in-Chief Brian Sites, MD, has identified the top 10 journal peer reviewers of 2020 based on the volume, timeliness, and insight of their reviews. RAPM receives nearly 1,000 annual submissions and depends on volunteer reviewers and content experts to maintain its high quality and success. The top reviewers were determined based on objective criteria including number of reviews, turnaround time, and peer feedback.

In the number one position is Dr. Michael Barrington, formerly of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In a three-way tie for second place are Dr. Rebecca L. Johnson from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Dr. Ki Jinn Chin from Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto; and Dr. Philip Peng, from Toronto Western Hospital in Canada.

Here are the rest of the list leaders:

Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Akron, OH

Eric Schwenk, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Vincent W.S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Canada

David Provenzano, MD, Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care, Pittsburgh, PA

Roderick Finlayson, MD, McGill University, University of British Columbia, Canada

Edward Mariano, MD, MAS, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Lisa Leffert, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Thank you to all of the RAPM peer reviewers, without whom the journal would not be able to publish such high-quality, highly cited papers. And, thank you to these individuals’ organizations and employers, which help to support high-quality literature and the quest for scientific excellence. With an acceptance rate of 22% and a mean time from submission to first decision of only 18 days, RAPM has an impact factor of 7.015. Learn more at

Want to become a reviewer for RAPM? Visit our journal page.


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