HackensackUMC Physician Receives National Recognition as Co-Author of Orthopaedic Oncology Textbook
September 2, 2015 11:08 AM
James C. Wittig, M.D., vice chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, chief of Orthopaedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery, and director of the Skin and Sarcoma Division at the John Theurer Cancer Center, has been published as a senior author of “Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.” This is a unique five volume textbook that teaches orthopedic surgeons the latest surgical techniques.
"I am pleased to announce the release of our second edition of the five volume series,” said Dr. Wittig. “As professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Seton Hall University, it has been an honor to help co-author the specific volume on orthopedic surgical oncology and limb sparing surgery for sarcomas. I am excited about future collaborations with Georgetown and look forward to teaching medical students and residents in the future, particularly through the new Seton Hall and HackensackUHN School of Medicine."
The book provides full-color, step-by-step explanations of all operative procedures in orthopaedic oncology, and was written in collaboration with experts from leading institutions around the world. The book provides a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications and what outcomes to expect.
The user-friendly format is ideal for quick preoperative review of the steps of a procedure. Each procedure is broken down step by step, with full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings that demonstrate how to perform each technique. Extensive use of bulleted points and tables allows quick and easy reference.
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About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.