This new edition builds upon the foundation of the first and second editions of the handbook, volumes separated by a decade of experience in the field, in a format that is both comprehensive and fluid. The combination of print and electronic versions will promote more rapid up-dating of chapters as new information appears. The Third Edition opens with general principles. The broad body of the volume encompasses diseases of the elderly and physiologic changes by system, as well as geriatric syndromes, perioperative management, and transitions of care into post-acute settings. The large concluding section is comprised of specialty-specific results of surgery in the elderly and suggested modifications recommended by experienced surgeons. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery provides a comprehensive account that will allow all providers of healthcare to the elderly understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients.
• Details the latest procedures, methods and information
• Examines diseases and physiologic changes by system
• Includes specialty-specific results of surgery and suggested modifications recommended by experienced surgeons
• Ronnie A. Rosenthal M.D., is a graduate of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, where she also did her general surgery residency training and had her first faculty position. She is currently Professor of Surgery and Geriatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and is in her 21st year as Chief of Surgery at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She also serves as the Chief Surgical Consultant for VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1). She is Chair of the ACS Geriatric Surgery Task Force and Co-Director of the ACS NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot. Currently, she is the Co-PI on the “Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery” grant with Dr. Clifford Ko, Director of Quality Programs for the ACS. Through this 4-year national grant, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), she has worked with 60 stakeholders to develop a set of standards for the surgical care of older adults, which has culminated in the creation of the ACS Geriatric Surgery Verification Program.
• Michael E. ZenilmanWeill Cornell MedicineDepartment of Surgery New York Presbyterian BrooklynMethodist HospitalBrooklyn, NY, USA
Michael E. Zenilman, M.D., graduated college at State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn in 1984. He served as Clarence Dennis Professor and Chair of Surgery at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, for 10 years. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Zenilman led the integration of surgical care between the community hospitals and main campus as the inaugural Regional Director of Surgery for the Johns Hopkins Health System. He is currently doing similar work for Weill-Cornell and the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network.
An established clinician, teacher, and researcher, Dr. Zenilman has published extensively on pancreatic disease and geriatric surgery and served on the editorial board of JAMA Surgery and the American Journal of Surgery. He remains clinically active and has mentored over 100 surgical residents and over 50 students, fellows, and junior faculty.
• Mark R. Katlic is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. A practicing thoracic surgeon since 1984, Dr. Katlic also earned a Master of Medical Management degree from the John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.
Dr. Katlic has had a special interest in caring for the elderly for over 35 years. His paper, “Surgery in Centenarians, ” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1985, and he went on to publish seven textbooks and to lecture frequently on this subject. As a thoracic surgeon, Dr. Katlic has pioneered video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) under local anesthesia and sedation, with results of 576 cases published in 2017.
Dr. Katlic is presently Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also directs the Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery. In 2014, Dr. Katlic established The Aging Surgeon Program, a comprehensive, objective evaluation of a surgeon ’ s cognitive and physical faculties, at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was named Maryland Innovator of the Year in 2013 and Maryland Physician of the Year in 2019. In his free time he trains for triathlons.