Human Organ Systems Series
Series Editor: Paul G. Schmitz, MD, FACP
Dr. Schmitz is a distinguished physician-scientist who has been listed as one of America's Best Doctors for over a decade. He has received over a dozen teaching awards spanning multiple levels of training, from preclinical medical students, to residents, fellows, and faculty. In 2003 he received the prestigious Missouri Governor's award from Governor William Holden for teaching excellence in higher education. He has been closely involved in the human organ systems curriculum at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His learning philosophy stresses the scientific foundation of medicine, with a resolute commitment to bridging the gap between the basic sciences and clinical medicine.