Dr. Ivan Oransky Joins Everyday Health As Global Editorial Director For MedPage Today

Leading Healthcare Journalist to Expand Brand and Build Physician Community at Medical News Website

Jul 17, 2013, 12:17 ET from Everyday Health, Inc.

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc, the leading health and wellness media company, has announced today that Ivan Oransky, M.D., formerly Executive Editor, Reuters Health, has joined the company as Vice President and Global Editorial Director for MedPage Today, the trusted resource for breaking medical news and critical information for healthcare professionals. Oransky joins Everyday Health's preeminent roster of MD reporters and contributors including Sanjay Gupta, MD, and Kevin Pho, MD.  Everyday Health attracts 41 million monthly visitors and staffs the largest medical news gathering team in the country.

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Oransky's primary responsibility will be to lead the global content strategy by developing new MedPage Today offerings in news, features, and commentary.  MedPage Today publishes daily, reaching 35 medical specialties as well as healthcare administrators, policy-makers, and medical researchers. Through a variety of strategic partnerships and e-newsletters MedPage Today delivers peer-reviewed news from medical journals as well as more than 100 medical conferences worldwide to more than a third of U.S. physicians and a half million allied health professionals daily.

"Everyday Health continually invests to provide the best user experience to our audience of consumers and professionals," said Paul Slavin, Chief Operating Officer, Everyday Health. "With the addition of Dr. Oransky, MedPage Today furthers its leadership position in providing medical news coverage on a global scale. This will be a great benefit to our fast-growing audience of healthcare professionals."

"I'm excited to join MedPage Today and work with Peggy Peck, MedPage Today Editor-in-Chief, and a highly-regarded team of journalists, many of whom I've known for years," Oransky said. "Medical news has the ability to help physicians and others provide better care. MedPage Today continues to strive to provide doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team with the critical information they need to improve outcomes for their patients."

Previously, Oransky was the executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial leadership roles at publications such as Scientific American and The Scientist. His byline has also appeared in the Boston Globe, Fitness, The Lancet, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal. As a frequent contributor of compelling and thought-provoking commentaries, Oransky is well-known to the audiences at NPR and the CBC, as well as readers of The New York Times. He has spoken at TEDMED, and has presented at both journalism and industry conferences worldwide.

Oransky also is the co-founder of Retraction Watch and founder of Embargo Watch, two blogs that bridge the gap between journalism and science.

Oransky also serves on the board of directors for the Association of Health Care Journalists and as AHCJ treasurer and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. He has taught medical journalism in New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002, and has also taught at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, where he received his MD. During medical school, he served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Pulse, the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association. He completed his internship at Yale University and has a BA from Harvard.

About MedPage Today
MedPage Today is the leading medical news organization serving healthcare professionals. The company's daily, peer-reviewed news coverage delivered via the web and several mobile applications allows healthcare professionals to put breaking medical news into practice. MedPage Today also offers coverage of health conferences from around the world in almost any specialty, and physicians can access live video interviews and dialogues to encourage conversation and better health outcomes.

About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company.  Attracting 40+ million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, Everyday Health inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. Everyday Health reaches an additional one million viewers per episode through its weekly TV series on ABC stations.  The company's broad portfolio of products spans the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.



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