Multidisciplinary Authors Publish Teaching Atlas of the Pancreas

A group of Miller School of Medicine faculty members, some of whom have worked together for as much as 25 years, have authored the Multidisciplinary Teaching Atlas of the Pancreas: Radiological, Surgical, and Pathological Correlations.

The 1,045-page book, published by Springer, provides the reader with a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the common and uncommon diseases that may involve the pancreatic gland. Its perspective is multidisciplinary, as its authors include radiologists, surgeons, pathologists and gastroenterologists.

Very concise descriptions of clinical presentation, pathology, imaging and management are provided for a great variety of pathologic conditions, and a wealth of illustrative material displays intraoperative appearances, gross specimens, histology and radiological findings. Pancreatic surgery, including transplantation, is also discussed, and the final chapter presents a gallery of challenging and diverse cases.

Specialists and residents in a range of specialties will find this atlas to be an invaluable aid. This is an excellent reference for medical students, as well. Royalties from sales will be donated to Misioneros del Camino, an orphanage in Guatemala in need of much help.

The book’s authors are Javier Casillas, M.D., professor of clinical radiology and clinical surgery, and Section Chief of Abdominal Imaging, Joe Levi, M.D., professor of surgery and Chief of General Surgery; Robert Ruiz-Cordero, M.D., currently the 2015-2016 Cytopathology Fellow at the University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago, M.D., associate professor of clinical pathology, and Director of Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology and the Gastrointestinal Fellowship, and Danny Sleeman, M.D., professor of surgery, Chief of Surgical Critical Care and Co-Director of Ryder Trauma Center. They were joined by Alexander Quiroz, M.D., a 2nd-year radiology resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

More information and book orders are available here.

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