UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource that is authored and peer-reviewed exclusively by physicians who are recognized experts in their medical specialties.
An international team of authors like no other
At the heart of UpToDate is a global community consisting of thousands of physician authors and editors who share a singular passion: writing and editing evidence-based information that helps clinicians everywhere practice the best medicine. Although these physicians serve on the faculty of prestigious medical schools, practice medicine, and in some cases conduct groundbreaking research, they repeatedly carve time from their demanding schedules to contribute to UpToDate. Drawing on their extensive experience, our physician authors and editors begin with a structured clinical question, placing the latest evidence about the topic in context with the larger body of available evidence. Next, they synthesize that evidence into recommendations clinicians can use to diagnose and treat their patients, even when the evidence is thin or no consensus exists.
A dedicated, in-house editorial staff
In turn, this team is supported by dozens of full-time deputy editors – physicians who continuously update the content in their disciplines and provide the final level of peer review. Deputy editors ensure topics are developed according to the rigorous UpToDate editorial process, and they grade treatment recommendations and their underlying evidence using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system, the medical profession’s gold standard. Because of our unique team structure and editorial policy, at least three physician experts review every topic before it is published. At the top of every UpToDate topic and recommendation, the names of the contributing author, section editor and deputy editor are displayed to ensure complete transparency. We invite you to explore the backgrounds of our physician authors and editors, categorized by clinical specialty.