Authors and Editors
Author: Gayle M. Galletta, MD,
FACEP, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.
Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO,
Previous contributing coauthor and editors:
Hasnain M. Khandwala, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Editors: Arthur B. Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS, Affiliate Research Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, School of Computational Sciences; Principal, C/A Informatics, LLC; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; George T Griffing, MD, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University.
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Gayle M. Galletta, MD, FACEP
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