Professor Lonie Salkowski, MD, PhD, FACR has just published her fifth book, titled Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th edition (2021). Dr. Salkowski’s previous books published include Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th edition (2010); Breast Imaging Casebase (2013); Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th edition (2016); and Clinical Breast Tomosynthesis: A Case-based Approach (2017). Her books have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Dr. Salkowski is still a bit shocked to have her fifth book published. “It’s a bit unbelievable. It has been exciting to work with amazing colleagues who have become my friends. This newest edition includes even more online clinical applications and images, which will help medical students all over the world,” she says.
While she has had great success with publishing, Dr. Salkowski’s first publishing opportunity came as a result of a small, random act of kindness to a participant at an American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) meeting. Dr. Salkowski and this participant discussed their shared interests in anatomy and education, and a few months later, she was asked to become a co-author of a book.
Dr. Salkowski has no plans for publishing more books at this time, but is open to the possibility of publishing more in the future. “If the publisher wants us to put out a 7th edition, I likely will contribute. I am always looking for good cases to showcase,” says Dr. Salkowski.
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Dr. Salkowski!