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Photo creation by RRY Pub/Andrew Huth
Photo creation by RRY Pub/Andrew Huth

19 of the Best Orthopedic Traumatologists in North America

From the treatment of wounded warriors to domestic violence victims to auto accident patients, orthopedic traumatology has experienced significant advances in the science and treatment of trauma over the last 15 years. Much of this progress is due to the people who appear on this list.

“From Kabul With Love” – Dr. Sabit’s Misadventures

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Kabul Airport/Wikipedia.org
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: Kabul Airport/Wikipedia.org

Aria Sabit, M.D., a spine surgeon, comes from a blue blood Afghan political family. He went to California, joined a POD, got sued by the government and headed for Michigan. Where, the government is alleging, he billed Medicare for scam surgeries. Then things got really weird in an international, hidden gemstones, “Topkapi” kind of way.

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Peer Review Scam Hits Close to Home

Courtesy: Retraction Watch.com
Courtesy: Retraction Watch.com

How often is the managing editor of a major peer review journal also the lead author of a study appearing in that same journal? To put an even finer point on it, how often in such cases is the “peer review” process a scam? Thanks to Retraction Watch, the web site that tracks bad behavior on the part of peer-reviewed authors, we have an answer.