Fernandez-Miranda Contributes to 41st Edition of Gray’s Anatomy

Gray's Anatomy - 41st EditionPittsburgh, November 12, 2015 -- Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, associate professor of neurological surgery, associate director of the Cranial Base Surgery Center, and director of the Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, has completed a comprehensive update of the Intracranial Anatomy chapter in the newest edition of Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, the renowned anatomical reference text, used by medical practitioners and students around the world.

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda joined a world-leading group of clinicians and anatomists to complete the 41st edition of the book, enhanced by new digital content on Expert Consult, an online platform that provides authoritative, world-class book content from the book’s publisher, Elsevier.

The book’s editor-in-chief, Susan Standring, commented, “As new techniques that inform our view of the internal landscape of the body have entered mainstream scientific or clinical use, the new perspectives on the body they afford have filtered into the pages of Gray’s Anatomy. I believe that the 41st edition not only continues that tradition but also breaks new ground with an interactive eBook.” 

A universal landmark in medicine ever since Drs. Henry Gray and H.V. Carter published the first edition in 1858, Gray’s Anatomy is widely regarded as an extremely influential work on the subject, and has continued to be revised and republished from its initial publication to the present day. The latest edition has been revised meticulously and updated, building on more than 150 years of anatomical knowledge. Dr. Fernandez-Miranda’s updated chapter now provides a more accurate and practical description of the intracranial structures for cranial and skull base anatomists and surgeons.

Students, residents and fellows from around the globe have conducted training and research at Dr. Fernandez-Miranda’s Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab. The working philosophy of the lab has been to conduct meticulous and exquisite anatomical microdissections to better understand the intricacies of the complex anatomy of the human brain and skull base.