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The multi-specialty problem
  1. J Mocco
  1. Correspondence to Dr J Mocco, The Mount Sinai Health System, 1450 Madison Ave, KCC-1 North New York, NY 10029, USA; j.mocco{at}vanderbilt.edu

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“The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) is a leading peer review journal for scientific research and literature pertaining to the field of neurointerventional surgery”. This statement is the expressly written aim of JNIS. It exists to serve, educate and advance the field of neurointerventional surgery. This statement is intentionally non-specific in regards to subspecialty training background. JNIS exists to benefit radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and perhaps even other specialists, who are truly and intently committed to the treatment of neurologic disease with interventional techniques. I cannot speak for everyone, but, for me, this is a refreshing approach; particularly in today’s polarized and antagonistic world.

However, despite JNIS’s mission to advance our mutual field by providing a peer-reviewed, merit-based, and specialtyblind journal for our community, the collaborative spirit that makes JNIS so unique is too often lacking in our broader community and within the very corridors of our hospitals. We have all heard of, and probably most of us have witnessed firsthand, the corrosive and antagonistic environments that can develop when specialties of varied backgrounds overlap in an aspect of patient care, particularly when that …

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