Committee of Judges
Dr. Scott LeMaire
Dr. Scott LeMaire is a Professor of Surgery and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, the Vice Chair for Research in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, and the Director of Research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a past-president of the Association for Academic Surgery and is the current co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Research. These roles have afforded him extensive experience in many aspects of scientific publishing, including as an author, as an invited reviewer, and in editorial leadership positions.
As Elsevier’s Publishing Director in the Health & Medical Sciences, Andrew Berin oversees a team of global publishers across a range of medical specialties, with a special concentration in surgery. As a market leader in surgery journal publishing, Elsevier supports the mission of our society partners, editors, authors, readers, and reviewers. We take seriously our responsibility to listen and collaborate.
In his role as Senior Content Innovation Manager Health & Medical Sciences, Rolf Kwakkelaar works closely with publishers, editors, and societies on new innovations. Rolf has initiated and delivered a number of successful and well-received features such as Interactive Case Insights and the Virtual Microscope (which won the 2015 PROSE award for best App/eProduct).