Dr. Fry Becomes Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Infections


Philip S. Barie, MD, MBA, has provided extraordinary leadership for Surgical Infections over the last 16 years since its launch in 2000. Launching a brand-new specialty journal and making it the leading forum in its field is no small feat, and Dr. Barie did this admirably. Dr. Barie will be stepping down from his role and will remain as Founding Editor.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and the Surgical Infection Society are pleased to announce that Donald E. Fry, MD will assume an expanded leadership role on the journal as Editor-in-Chief, effective January 1, 2016. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor. Dr. Fry is the Executive Vice-President of MPA Healthcare Solutions of Chicago. He is a Professor Emeritus of Surgery of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, where he was the Chairman of the Department of Surgery for more than 16 years, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Fry received his BSc and MD degrees from The Ohio State University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Fry has authored more than 285 journal publications, more than 140 book chapters, and edited 10 books. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal since 2013.

Dr. Fry is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is past-president of the Association of VA Surgeons, the Shock Society, and the Surgical Infection Society. He received the Career Achievement Award from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 1997. He has had a career interest in clinical infectious diseases and the host response to infection in the surgical patient. New interests include objective measures of clinical outcomes, healthcare models for payment reform, and strategies to realign physician incentives for quality and efficiency in the delivery of care.

We look forward to the strong continuing commitment of our editorial board, reviewers, and authors.


Vicki Cohn
Executive Vice President
& Managing Editor
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.