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The Doctor's Channel Adds Esteemed Director of Minimally Invasive Urology at Columbia University to Editorial Team
Date:7/30/2008

Jaime Landman, M.D., Joins Premier Professional Online Medical Resource as

Contributing Editor

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com), today announced the appointment of Jaime Landman, M.D., Director of Minimally Invasive Urology at Columbia University, as Contributing Editor. Hailed by CNBC as the "educational YouTube" for doctors, The Doctor's Channel is rapidly becoming an essential tool for medical professionals seeking quick and accurate insight across a variety of specialties. The site offers short, one- to two-minute streaming educational videos from medical experts sharing clinical updates, findings, ideas and opinions.

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As Contributing Editor for The Doctor's Channel, Dr. Landman will provide ideas and content for the site in the specialty of urology and will serve to oversee the creation of future minimally invasive urology-, laparoscopy- and endourology-based educational videos. Additionally, Dr. Landman will lend his expertise to ensure that cutting-edge techniques in these fields are regularly showcased on the site.

The world-renowned Dr. Landman is an eminent thought leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery in the realms of urology and oncology. At the helm of the Minimally Invasive Urology practice of the Department of Urology at Columbia University, Landman has showcased his clinical expertise in laparoscopic renal and prostate surgery as well as in the endoscopic management of urinary tract pathology. Landman is particularly celebrated for his ongoing development of novel techniques to facilitate urologic oncology procedures.

"I am thrilled to join The Doctor's Channel in its quest to enhance the peer-to-peer medical learning experience via easily digestible video segments," said Dr. Landman. "I have devoted my entire medical career to bringing novel and ground-breaking procedures to light in an effort to maximize medical efficiency, and now I have the opportunity to expand this effort online. The ease and speed with which physicians can now access critical and accurate medical content and learn from each other will revolutionize the doctor and patient experience -- and I'm proud to be part of that."

Dr. Landman and his partner Mr. Chris Kelly have also recently launched OpNotes (http://www.opnotes.com), a blog featuring informal discussions about new procedures, products, and ideas in the operating room.

Dr. Landman joins founders David Best, MD, MBA and Michael Banks, M.D., as well as other prominent medical experts from top universities and hospitals including Temple University Medical Center, Tulane University Medical Center, University of Chicago and the Swedish Cancer Institute, in providing pertinent and timely news to physicians specializing in more than 35 areas of medicine. More than 700 videos strong and growing every day, The Doctor's Channel serves as a useful device for busy doctors who need to dictate their own timetable for learning.

"We created The Doctor's Channel in response to the unmet need of a dedicated resource for busy physicians seeking a quick and simple way to learn from their peers at their convenience," said The Doctor's Channel President David Best, MD, MBA. "We are pleased to continue adding to our roster of leading experts in the field of medicine with the introduction of Jaime Landman, M.D. to our editorial staff. With Dr. Landman we continue our goal of making The Doctor's Channel a trusted source of knowledge for experts, by experts."

Doctors who register on The Doctor's Channel can personalize their experience by joining groups related to individual interests, sending and receiving personalized messages, storing their favorite videos and creating playlists. Users can also subscribe to The Doctor's Channel RSS feeds, which provide regular updates about news in medicine.

About The Doctor's Channel

The Doctor's Channel (http://www.thedoctorschannel.com) is a Web site that allows doctors to "Learn from each other. Fast." The site includes short, concise, one- to two-minute streaming video clips designed to get to the point with insights and opinions from experts in 35 different specialties as well as community and lifestyle features that help doctors stay on top of the latest news, ideas and information. The Doctor's Channel is based in New York and was founded by David Best, MD, MBA, and Michael Banks, MD. David Best serves as the company president. Dr. Best has worked in health care advertising, marketing and education for 25 years and founded Saatchi & Saatchi's medical education company BESTMED. Dr. Best was Medical Services Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dr. Banks has worked for Pharmacia and Pfizer.

The Doctor's Channel and thedoctorschannel.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Doctor's Channel, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact - The Doctor's Channel

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Maloney & Fox

646-356-8339

nlaster@maloneyfox.com

Karen Wong

Maloney & Fox

646-356-8335

kwong@maloneyfox.com


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