WVU Physician Named Co-Editor of Journal Club
Thammasitboon to Contribute to Online Pediatric Literature Reviews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University physician Satid Thammasitboon, M.D., MHPE, has been appointed co-editor of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Evidence Based Journal Club (EBJC), an online resource for pediatricians to publish and access evidence-based reviews of current literature in the field. Dr. Thammasitboon is an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, specializing in critical care.

“The EBJC is the leading source of evidence-based medicine analysis within the pediatric critical care community,” said Michael Romano, M.D., MBA, head of the critical care section of the WVU Department of Pediatrics. “Dr. Thamassitboon’s appointment reflects his national reputation in the field, and his recruitment to WVU will greatly enhance the educational experience of all medical students and residents.”

Through its Web site, the journal club provides critical analysis of publications of clinical trials and encourages an “evidence-based” approach to medical literature and patient care. Evidence-based medicine is defined as using the best evidence available in medical decision-making.

For more information about the journal club, visit www.pedsccm.org.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
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