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Release Date: 04/06/2015

A medical oncologist/hematologist with the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, was tapped by textbook publisher McGraw-Hill to edit the oncology section of the second edition of Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine.

Tina Rizack, MD, who is also an assistant professor of medicine (clinical) and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will work with Don Dizon, MD, formerly with the Program in Women’s Oncology, to edit the chapter.

In addition, Drs. Ashley Stuckey and Katina Robison, both of the Program in Women’s Oncology and assistant professors of obstetrics and gynecology at Alpert Medical School, will write the chapter on issues specific to women’s cancers. Stuckey is a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon, and Robison is a gynecologic oncologist who also served as one of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholars through a career development program initiated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

The textbook will update the initial edition printed in 2012, which contained more than 700 illustrations and information to provide background in all the important clinical, organizational and administrative areas now required for a physician to practice hospital medicine. It serves as a comprehensive resource for clinicians, residents and medical students. Case studies are included to demonstrate how to apply the concepts covered in the text to the hospitalized patient.

“It is no surprise that the staff at the Program in Women’s Oncology is recruited to serve as the experts for such publications,” says Maureen Phipps, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants. “We are privileged to have skilled, experienced specialists who are viewed internationally as the top in their field, and work every day to help women with cancer.”

For more information go to the Program in Women’s Oncology, or call (401) 453-7540.

About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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