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About us

Welcome to tfm publishing’s website.

As an independent family-owned company specialising in academic medical publishing, we are continuing to grow our academic range of titles in the areas of vascular medicine, vascular surgery, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopaedics and trauma, neurology, neurosurgery, anaesthesia, critical care and intensive care medicine, and urology. In the latter part of 2014 and throughout 2015, we launched an e-book program that encompasses a large range of our existing titles. Since then, all new titles have automatically become available for purchase in various e-book formats.

Our established bestsellers like ‘Top Knife’, ‘Aphorisms and Quotations for the Surgeon’, ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’ and our anaesthesia/intensive care examination books continue to sell extremely well. Building on this success we have extended our range of anaesthesia, critical care and intensive care medicine books with titles such as ‘Critical Care MCQs — A Companion for Intensive Care Exams’, ‘Intensive Care Medicine MCQs — Multiple Choice Questions with Explanatory Answers’, ‘Objective Structured Clinical Examinations in Intensive Care Medicine’, and ‘Handbook of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine’. In 2016 we published ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears — Becoming a Better Surgeon’ by Dr. Philip F. Stahel MD FACS, Director, Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health Medical Center. This book is written in the same style and tone as our worldwide bestseller, ‘TOP KNIFE’, and is proving to be a winning formula. Also, we are particularly pleased to have published ‘Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery’ and are looking forward to the forthcoming publication of ‘Key Questions in Congenital Cardiac Surgery’, both of which will complement the international bestseller ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’. Finally, we are very proud to have published the 4th edition of ‘Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery’ which has already established itself as an international bestseller, alongside ‘Schein’s Common Sense Prevention and Management of Surgical Complications’.

Our books continue to receive critical acclaim and win awards. We receive many outstanding reviews in leading impact factor journals for each specialty. Every year since 2005, we have been delighted when our books continue to win awards in the annual BMA Medical Book Competition. More recently, ‘Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery’, ‘Smart Surgeons; Sharp Decisions — Cognitive skills to avoid errors and achieve results’ and ‘Evidence-based Management of Stroke’ won a Highly Commended Award.

tfm publishing Ltd is well-known for its high-quality academic textbooks. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in the production of any of our books, although we are also renowned for our quick turnaround. One of our main strengths is that from manuscript to finished product typically takes less than eight months. This means that our books are as absolutely current as they can be when they reach the market.

We look forward to doing business with you. We are also particularly keen to discuss rights sales and e-book opportunities on our range of titles.


Nikki Bramhill and Paul Lawrence

Directors, tfm publishing Ltd.