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San Antonio gerontologist to edit online textbook

Toni P. Miles, M.D., professor of family and community medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named co-editor-in-chief of's geriatrics textbook.

The eMedicine Internet site is a medical education network and the developer of the first online, peer-reviewed medical reference library. The site includes 62 reference books covering every major medical specialty. The information is available from the Internet with radiographic images, photographs, and audio and video clips. The medical content is produced by thousands of academic physicians who are recognized as experts in their specialties.

Dr. Miles will share co-editor-in-chief duties with Dr. Marie A. Bernard from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Dr. Scott Plantz, CEO and co-founder of eMedicine Inc., said, "We are honored to have two physicians with Dr. Bernard's and Dr. Miles' sterling credentials join our project as editors-in-chief."

Dr. Miles is associate director of clinical research for the Health Science Center's Aging Research and Education Center, and holds academic affiliations with the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

She is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society and the Society for Epidemiology Research.

Contact: Will Sansom