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Ever since I was a retina surgery fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, I have dreamed about writing a retina surgery textbook that covered the nuts and bolts of retina surgery.  I do not mean a book of haughty or overbearing nature, but rather a down-to-earth book written by everyday retina surgeons, albeit many who are quite prominent, but with a peer-to-peer conversational approach. The predecessor of this current text Operative Techniques in Vitreoretinal Surgery entitled Retina and Vitreous Surgery was the first time this was done in the history of retina surgery.  We have improved on that text by producing a full-size page format volume with large illustrations and many newer surgical techniques including surgical techniques involved in retina surgery clinical trials and even gene therapy.  Furthermore, we have included surgical videos to demonstrate the surgical topics covered in a step-by-step manner. MORE

One of the most common questions we get asked as authors and editors of , the third book in the AMA MedEd Innovation series, is how coaching differs from mentoring or advising. These terms are often used interchangeably, even though they are different interventions. While there are commonalities among these activities, they have distinct modalities, experiences, and goals. MORE

Since 1985, this text has been and continues to be the “bible” of cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmology. It covers a wide range of topics in such fields, from the most fundamental aspects of cardiac electrical function, including the biophysics of ion channels and their regulation through basic mechanisms of arrhythmias to everything the clinical electrophysiologist must know about atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. MORE

Because fellows and junior electrophysiologists need a practical guide, not only reference books, describing succinctly when and how to perform EP studies and ablation, and what the modern aspects of these procedures entail. MORE