The ESJ Editorial Board

The European Spine Journal is a peer-reviewed journal and we are proud to have reviewers from all over the world contribute to the review process, ensuring a standard of excellence in our publications.

Below is a list of the entire ESJ Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and the Assistant Editorial Board

In it’s meeting of June 2017, the Editorial Board decided to adopt a transparency policy. Starting in July 2017, the European Spine journal will invite the Editor in Chief, Deputy Editors, and Editorial Board members to disclose their potential conflict of interest in order to make it public though the website europeanspinejournal.org. In this link the disclosures received fromthe board members are made available.  The disclosures will be renewed once a year.
In this link, you can view the disclosures of the Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
R. Gunzburg, Antwerp, Belgium

Deputy Editors
M. Aebi, Berne, Switzerland (E-learning)
P. Berjano, Locarno, Switzerland (Web-publishing, Social Media)
S. Blumenthal, Plano, USA (Reviews)
B. Boszczyk, Nottingham, UK (Grand Rounds, Technical Notes and Case Reports)
K. Edwards, Nottingham, UK (Statistics)
C. Lamartina, Milan, Italy (Clinical Science)
M. Szpalski, Brussels, Belgium (Supplements)
H.-J. Wilke, Ulm, Germany (Basic Science)
A. Zerbi, Milan, Italy (Imaging)

Editorial Office
European Spine Journal
Mrs. Irene Zintel
Pfrundstrasse 36
3176 Neuenegg, Switzerland
Tel.: +41-31-889-0050
Fax: +41-31-889-0058
email: izintel@datacomm.ch

Editorial Board
R.H.M.A. Bartels, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
R. Cecchinato, Milan, Italy
M. Ismael, Milan, Italy
C. Martini, Milan, Italy
J.L. Pinheiro-Franco, Sao Paolo, Brazil
S. Rajasekaran, Ramnagar, Coimbatore, India

Advisory Board
K. Abumi, Sapporo, Japan
E. Acaroglu, Ankara, Turkey
E. Aghayev, Bern, Switzerland
Y. Ahn, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
A. Alanay, Ankara, Turkey
M. Alini, Davos, Switzerland
L. Alvarez-Galovich, Spain
V. Arlet, Philadelphia, PA, USA 
C. M. Bach, Innsbruck, Austria
M. Balsano, Thiene, Italy
G. Barbagallo, Catania, Italy
P. Barsa, Liberec, Czech Republic
V. Bartanusz, Lausanne, Switzerland
T. Barz, Schwedt, Germany
T. Bas, Valencia, Spain
R. W. Beisse, Tutzing, Germany
M. Benoist, Paris, France
H. Berk, Izmir, Turkey
F. Berryman, Birmingham, UK
N. Birch, Kettering, UK
C. Birkenmaier, Munich, Germany
W. Börm, Flensburg, Germany
C. Bolger, Dublin, Ireland
S. Boriani, Bologna, Italy
M. Brayda-Bruno, Milan, Italy
V. Bullmann, Köln, Germany
M. Cabraja, Berlin, Germany
C. Cedraschi, Geneva, Switzerland
S. Cervellati, Bologna, Italy
X.-H. Cai, Wuhan, China
Y. P. Charles, Strasbourg, France
D. Chopin, Lille, France
C. J. Colloca, Phoenix, USA
R. Crawford, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
M. Crostelli, Rome, Italy
M. Czyz, Nottingham, UK
H.L.A. Defino, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
A. Dezawa, Kawasaki City, Japan
A. Di Martino, Rome, Italy
M. Di Silvestre, Bologna, Italy
M. Dittmar, Zapopan, Mexico
M. Doita, Iwate, Japan
P. Dolan, Bristol, UK
R. Dunn, Cape Town, South Africa
T. R. Easwar, Palakkad, India
A. Elfering Berne, Switzerland
A. Ermund, Gothenburg, Sweden
J.C.T. Fairbank, Headington, Oxford, UK
A. Fast, Tel Aviv, Israel
T. F. Fekete, Zurich, Switzerland
S. Ferguson, Zurich, Switzerland
Y. Flomann, Tel Aviv, Israel
J. Franke, Dortmund, Germany
B.J.C. Freeman, Adelaide, SA, Australia
V.K. Goel, Toledo, OH, USA
Z.L. Gokaslan, Baltimore, MD, USA
M. J. Goytan, Winnipeg, Canada
M. Grönblad, Helsinki, Finland
D.J. Hall, Adelaide, Australia
D. K. Hamilton, Pittsburgh, United States
A. Hamzaoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
C. C. Hasler, Basel, Switzerland
R. Hedlund, Gothenburg, Sweden
P.F. Heini, Berne, Switzerland
L. Jiang, Beijing, China
W. Käfer, Kusel, Germany
A. Kaelin, Geneva, Switzerland
F. Kandziora, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
R. M. Kanna, Coimbatore, India
M. Kawakami, Ito Gun, Japan
D. de Klerk, Lynwoodridge, South Africa
D. Kletsas, Athens, Greece
H. Koller, Bad Wildungen-Reinhardshausen, Germany
A. Korge, Munich, Germany
P. Korovessis, Patras, Greece
M. Krismer, Innsbruck, Austria
A. Krödel, Essen, Germany
F. Lattig, Ulm, Germany 
J.-C. Le Huec, Bordeaux, France 
I.H. Lieberman, Plano, TX, USA
U. Liljenqvist, Muenster, Germany 
B. Liu, Beijing, China
K.D.K. Luk, Hong Kong, PR China
T. Lund, Helsinki, Finland
J. McAviney, Yowie Bay, Australia
A. F. Mannion, Zurich, Switzerland
D.G. Marchesi, Lausanne, Switzerland
J.Y. Margulies, Pleasantville, NY, USA
W.S. Marras, Columbus, OH, USA
H.-M. Mayer, Munich, Germany
A. H. McGregor, London, United Kingdom
H.J. Meisel, Halle, Germany
J. S. Mehta, Swansea, United Kingdom
B. Meyer, Munich, Germany
F. Meyer, Oldenburg, Germany
E. Müller, Klagenfurt, Austria
R.C. Mulholland, Nottingham, UK
E. Munting, Brussels, Belgium 
S. Naderi, Izmir, Turkey
C. Neidlinger-Wilke, Ulm, Germany
C. Nnadi, Oxford, UK 
M. Nordin, New York, NY, USA
S. Núñez-Pereira, Köln, Germany
I. Obeid, Bordeaux, France
J.K. O'Dowd, London, UK
F.C. Öner, Utrecht, Netherlands
A. Ohlin, Malmö, Sweden
L. Papavero, Hamburg, Germany
S. B. Park, Seoul, Korea, Rep.
H. Pascal-Moussellard, Paris, France
P.W. Pavlov, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
F. Pellisé-Urquiza, Barcelona, Spain (Reviews)
M. Pfeiffer, Loerrach, Germany 
T. Pigott, Liverpool, UK
L. H. Pimenta, Sao Paulo, Brazil
A. Ploumis, Ioannina, Greece
F. Postacchini, Rome, Italy
M. Putzier, Berlin, Germany
B. Qian, Nanjing, China
Y. Qiu, Nanjing, China
B.J. van Royen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
H. Saraste, Stockholm, Sweden
C.G. Schizas, Lausanne, Switzerland
D. Schlenzka, Helsinki, Finland
R. Schmidt, Göppingen, Germany
W. Schmoelz, Innsbruck, Austria
K.J. Schnake, Nürnberg/Fürth, Germany
K.-P. Schulitz, Duesseldorf, Germany
P.J. Sell, Leicester, UK
CH. J. Siepe, Munich, Germany
M. Shafafy, Nottingham, UK
F. H. Shen, Charlottesville, United States
F.W. Smith, Aberdeen, UK
J.-P. Steib, Strasbourg, France
P. Suchomel, Liberec, Czech Republic
P. Tanchev, Sofia, Bulgaria
M. Teli, Legnano, Italy
C. Tello, Buenos Aires, Argentina
D. Thawrani, Richlands, United States
P. Tropiano, Marseille, France
S. Troussel, Charleroi, Belgium
M. van Tulder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
C. Ulbricht, London, United Kingdom 
Ch. Ulrich, Goeppingen, Germany
P.P. Varga, Budapest, Hungary
R. Vengust, Ljubljana, Slovenia
L.R. Vialle, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
C. Villanueva, Barcelona, Spain
J.-M. Vital, Bordeaux, France
J. Webb, Nottingham, UK
D.A. Wong, USA
R.D. Zeller, Paris, France
M. Zileli, Izmir
M.R. Zindrick, USA

Assistant Editorial Board
S. Ahuja, Cardiff, UK
H. Albert, Ringe, Denmark
H. Ali, Egypt
G.T. Allison, Perth, Australia
R. Amaral, São Paulo, Brazil
N. Anand, Los Angeles, USA
R. Assaker, Lille, France
U. Aydinly, Bursa, Turkey
A. A. Baaj, New York, USA
J. Bagó, Barcelona, Spain
C. Barrey, LYON, France
R. Bassani, Milan, Italy
C. Berry, Cincinnati, OH, USA
E. S. Bersusky, Buenos Aires, Argentina
T.R. Blattert, Schwarzach, Germany
G. Bodon, Esslingen, Germany
J. Booth, Nottingham, UK
S. Brambilla, Milan, Italy
H. Brisby, Gothenburg, Sweden
S. Brown, Guelph, ON, Canada      
L. Carroll, Edmonton, Canada
J. Casamitjana, Barcelona, Spain
S. Charosky, Toulouse, France
J. Cholewicki, Lansing, MI, USA
M.J. Colomina, Barcelona, Spain
G. B. Cornwall, Poway, CA, USA
P. Côté, Toronto, Canada
C. H. Crawford III, Louisville, USA
R. Delfini, Rome, Italy
T.J. Dietrich, Zurich, Switzerland
A.S. Dumont, Charlottesville, VA, USA
P. Eysel, Cologne, Germany
M. Farshad, Zurich, Switzerland
A. A. Faundez, Geneva, Switzerland
M.G. Fehlings, Toronto, ON, Canada
F. Ferreri, Rome, Italy
D. Fourney, Saskatoon, Canada
J.M. Fritz, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
P. Fritzell, Falun, Sweden
T. Furuya, Chiba, Japan
F. Galbusera, Milan, Italy
B. Gantenbein-Ritter, Bern, Switzerland
D. Garbossa, Torino, Italy
A. C. Gardner, Birmingham, UK
M. Gehrchen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ph. Gillet, Liège, Belgium
F. P. Girardi, New York, USA
E. Gobbi, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A. Goel, Mumbai, India
J. A.C. Guimarães Consciência, Portugal
G. Guizzardi, Florence, Italy
M. C. Gupta, Sacramento, USA
N. Hansen-Algenstaedt, Hamburg, Germany
I. J. Harding, Bristol, UK
F. Hartmann, Koblenz, Germany
D. Haschtmann, Zurich, Switzerland
O.N. Hausmann, Luzern, Switzerland
I. J. Helenius, Turku, Finland
D.W.L. Hukins, Birmingham, UK
J.C. Iatridis, Burlington, VT, USA
H. Iizuka, Maebashi-Gunma, Japan
B. Ilharreborde, Paris, France
K. Ito, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A. Jackowski, Birmingham, UK
B. Jónsson, Harstad, Norway
S. R. Kantelhardt, Mainz, Germany
E. Kast, Winterthur, Switzerland
M. Koda, Chiba, Japan
P. Krepler, Vienna, Austria
F.P. Kuhn, Zurich, Switzerland
V. Lafage, USA
P. Lakshmanan, Sunderland, UK
K.S. Lam, London, UK
J-D. Laredo, Philadelphia, PA, USA
A. Lazary, Budapest, Hungary
J. Legaye, Yvoir, Belgium
K. Lippuner, Berne, Switzerland
R. Lukas, Liberec, Czech Republic
L. Marchi, São Paulo, Brazil
D. McNally, Nottingham, UK
H. Mehdian, Nottingham, UK
M. Melloh, Winterthur, Switzerland
J. Melrose, St. Leonards, Australia
H. Mhaidli, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
L. Miladi, Paris, France
J. Mineiro, Lisbon, Portugal
H. Miyamoto, Kobe, Japan
D. Mukherjee, Los Angeles, USA
H. Nagashima, Tottori, Japan
S. Negrini, Brescia, Italy                
A. Nerlich, Munich, Germany
B. J. Neuman, Baltimore, USA
T. Odent, Paris, France
L. Oggiano, Rome, Italy
K. Olmarker, Gothenburg, Sweden
D. Ovadia, Tel-Aviv, Israel
P. D. Parchi, Milan, Italy
S. Parent, Montreal, Canada
J.-B. Park, Uijeongbu, Korea, Rep.
M. Pecina, Zagreb, Croatia
A. Piazzolla, Bari, Italy
T. Pitzen, Homburg/Saar, Germany
J. Pizones, Madrid, Spain
N.A. Quraishi, Nottingham, UK
M. A. Qureshi, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
R. Reindl, Montreal, Canada
A. A. Reyes-Sanchez, Mexico City, Mexico
P. Roussouly, Lyon, France
D-K. Ruan, Beijing, China
M. Ruf, Karlsbad, Germany
A. Russo, Birmingham, UK
C.A. Sansur, Charlottesville, VA, USA
G. Sapkas, Athens, Greece
G. de Scisciolo, Florence, Italy
S. Schaeren, Basle, Switzerland
M. Scholz, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
C. Schonauer, Naples, Italy
M. Schultheiss, Ulm, Germany
G. Scotti, Milan, Italy
M. Sekiguchi, Fukushima, Japan
D. E.T. Shepherd, Birmingham, UK
A. Shirazi-Adl, Montreal, Canada
H.E. Smith, Philadelphia, USA
T.M. Stoll, Basle, Switzerland
E. Tessitore, Geneva, Switzerland
C. Thomé, Innsbruck, Austria
P. Trobisch, Simmerath, Germany
P. Tsitsopoulos, Thessaloniki, Greece
M. Turgut, Turkey
R. Vaidya, Detroit, MI, USA
P. Vajkoczy, Berlin, Germany
E. Vialle, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 
X. Vidal, Barcelona, Spain
S. Vidyadhara, Bangalore, India
M. Visocchi, Rome, Italy
S. Wang, Boston, MA, USA
D. Wardlaw, Aberdeen, UK
W. Welch, Philadelphia, USA
D. Welsh, Cape Town, South Africa
F.M.K. Williams, London, UK
R. Wohns, Seattle, USA
W. Yuan, Shanghai, P.R. China
B. Zárate-Kalfópulos, Mexico City, Mexico 
A. Zibis, Larissa, Greece


Honorary Editor
S. Nazarian, Marseille, France