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Our blog, More@MedLetter, consists of short blog posts that contain comments on topics in The Medical Letter or are of special interest to the medical community.  The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs in its newsletter, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. Our publication is intended specifically to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals who want unbiased, reliable and timely drug information. This commitment to unbiased drug information ensures that subscribers can rely on our content to make the best decisions for their patients without the influence of the pharmaceutical companies or any other commercial entity.

Staff

Mark Abramowicz, M.D., President

Dr. Abramowicz has been writing and editing medical education material for over 35 years. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1960, completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and trained in Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Boston City Hospital. In addition, Dr. Abramowicz served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1962 to 1964. After completing his training, he was a full-time member of the Pediatrics Department at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before becoming Editor of The Medical Letter.

Gianna Zuccotti, M.D., Vice President and
                                        Executive Editor

Dr. Zuccotti has been with The Medical Letter, Inc. since 1999. As the Vice President and Executive Editor, she guides content development, technology implementation, and strategic planning for The Medical Letter, Inc. She trained in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology and previously served as the Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Affairs and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is currently the Clinical Content Director for Partners eCare and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where she develops and implements informatics initiatives designed to improve patient safety and mitigate risk. Such initiatives focus on physician documentation, clinical workflow, results management, decision making and care coordination, among others. Dr. Zuccotti remains active as a clinician on the faculty of the Infectious Disease Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Jean-Marie Pflomm, Pharm.D, Editor in Chief

Prior to joining The Medical Letter, Inc. in 2004 as the Director of Drug Information, Dr. Pflomm was the Clinical Coordinator of Antibiotic Management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1996 and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr. Pflomm has also practiced clinical pharmacy at the VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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