Journal of the American Medical Association
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a weekly, peer-reviewed
Peer review
Peer review is a process of self-regulation by a profession or a process of evaluation involving qualified individuals within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards, improve performance and provide credibility...

, medical journal, published by the American Medical Association
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association , founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of medical doctors and medical students in the United States.-Scope and operations:...

. Beginning in July 2011, the editor in chief
Editor in chief
An editor-in-chief is a publication's primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies. Additionally, the editor-in-chief is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members as well as keeping up with the time it takes them to complete their task...

 will be Howard C. Bauchner, vice chairman of pediatrics at Boston University’s School of Medicine, replacing Catherine D. DeAngelis
Catherine D. DeAngelis
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, is the first woman and the first pediatrician to become editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association . She has also edited several additional medical journals...

, who has served since 2000. In 1883, the first editor was Nathan Smith Davis (1817–1904).

From 1883–1960, this journal was listed with and without the acronym JAMA.