Internal Medicine 1105 - Internal Medicine Alert - Mar 15, 2007

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Stephen Brunton, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Associate Editors
Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
University of California
San Diego

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente;
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PhD, PharmD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ken Grauer, MD
Assistant Director
Family Practice Residency Program
University of Florida

Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

Leon Speroff, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health and Science University


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Endo, and Novartis. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, associate editors Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PhD, PharmD report no financial relationships to this field of study. Author Michael H. Crawford, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Pfizer. Author Leon Speroff, MD is a consultant for Warner-Chilcott. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and is on the speaker's bureau of GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Jones Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim. Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD reports that he is sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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