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Wiley Partners with Mount Sinai Experts to Launch Medical Handbooks

Six Mount Sinai Expert Guides use apps and digital content to support a new generation of physicians.

  • New York
  • (April 14, 2014)

Wiley has teamed up with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the world's leading medical institutions, to create a series of expert guides for medical trainees, research fellows and practicing physicians. The six Mount Sinai Expert Guides combine the expertise of the medical faculty with new online platforms and mobile apps, creating accessible and portable guides tailored for the new generation of physicians.

The first title in the series Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Hepatology publishes this month. This rapid-reference guide to the diagnosis and clinical management of liver disease is edited by Jawad Ahmad, MD, Scott Friedman, MD, and Henryk Dancygier, MD.

"Now, more than ever, high quality patient care relies on the ability to obtain accurate and practical information as quickly as possible," said Dr. Friedman, who is also the Series Editor. "The Mount Sinai Expert Guides meet this need by delivering accurate, up-to-date, expert guidance using formats that are easily accessible on the front lines of medical care."

The experts guide users through the profound advances in understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of liver diseases that have established this discipline as a distinct area of study, no longer tied to gastroenterology.

Based in New York City, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research. The school, first founded in 1963, is ranked 19th out of 126 medical schools across the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

The debut guide will be followed by Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Gastroenterology in December 2014. Four more guides to psychiatry, allergy and immunology, cardiology, and neurology will publish throughout 2015.

Each title is supported by online material, including video clips, case studies, interactive Multiple Choice Questions, and patient advice. A mobile app for each guide is also available for purchase, giving users rapid access to key features regardless of location.
Discover more at the Mount Sinai Expert Guides series website

About the Authors:
Dr. Scott Friedman is Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief, Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He is a past-president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Associate Editor of the association’s flagship journal Hepatology.

Dr. Jawad Ahmad is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Liver Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.  Previously he was Chief of the GI Section at the Veterans' Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and co-medical Director of Transplant Hepatology at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Henryk Dancygier is Chief of the Department of Medicine II at the Klinikum Offenbach, and Professor of Medicine at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, and Adj. Professor of Medicine, Division of Liver Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

About Wiley:
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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