“I’m very appreciative of the fact that he realizes our subspecialty needs to be as broad as possible,” agrees Dr. Borenstein.
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“TR is very much a reflection of both David’s rather interesting take on the world around him and how rheumatologists have an oft-times unique vision of the world,” remarks Bruce N. Cronstein, MD, Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. A frequent contributor to the magazine, Dr. Cronstein appreciates the editorial shaping his pieces receive.
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“David has maintained a good balance of articles and reviews in an effort to keep clinicians updated with the latest developments in treating people with a rheumatologic diagnosis,” points out Gail C. Davis, RN, EdD. As the ARHP representative to the TR editorial board, she has been pleased with the scope of articles, which have included topics of interest to both physicians and health professionals who work in rheumatology. And, she adds, his editorial advice on articles she’s written has always been “right on.”
This, too, has been a deliberate effort on Dr. Pisetsky’s part. “I always thought this was a great place to get ARHP content out to readers,” he says. “ARHP comprises an extraordinarily diverse group of people, and sometimes their work does not appear in arthritis journals.” Dr. Pisetsky had no formula for balancing content, but rather used his own curiosities as a gauge. He went after content by attending presentations at national meetings, and then approached presenters to contribute to TR. “It’s very important in practice to know what people in other disciplines are doing,” he maintains.
Richard Panush, MD, professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the department of medicine at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has been aware and in admiration of Dr. Pisetsky’s scientific work for a long time, he says. The two also have collaborated—Dr. Pisetsky was a visiting professor during a humanities program for medical residents that Dr. Panush started while at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School in Livingston. Dr. Pisetsky was also an associate editor for the 1999 Yearbook of Rheumatology when Dr. Panush edited the tome. When Dr. Panush wanted to reprise those efforts—of writing in an engaging and informative way about the current literature—he pitched Dr. Pisetsky on the idea. The result was Dr. Panush’s monthly column, “Rheum with a View.” Reflecting on this experience, Dr. Panush notes, “David has been supportive, critical when he needed to be, helpful in his seriousness and attention to detail. It’s been great fun.”