Dr. Dottie Roberts is the editor of MEDSURG Nursing, the official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. She has been in this position since 2003. She is dedicated to mentoring new authors to publication. Dr. Roberts has practiced as an orthopedic nurse and clinical nurse specialist for 31 years. She has been a frequent author and presenter on topics of musculoskeletal health, with specific expertise in arthritis.