LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPage Today, the online daily breaking medical news service for medical professionals, is pleased to announce that George Lundberg, MD, has joined as Editor-at-Large, effective Monday, March 1, 2010.
Dr. Lundberg is well known to physicians as a past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and its Archives publications. Most recently he was Editor-in-Chief of The Medscape Journal of Medicine, the original open-access general medical journal, and Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine at WebMD. At MedPage Today, Dr. Lundberg will make regular contributions and help shape its coverage of clinically relevant news.
Robert Stern, CEO of MedPage Today, said, "We are thrilled to have Dr. Lundberg as part of our editorial group. George is a dynamic national leader and a recognized voice in both medical publishing and healthcare policy."
Dr. Lundberg currently serves as President of the Lundberg Institute, and is a consulting professor of pathology and health research policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
"I have been teaching and communicating with physicians and healthcare professionals my entire career. As Editor-at-Large with MedPage Today I will have a dynamic new tool to help my colleagues keep up with the challenging and ever-changing world of medical practice," said Dr. Lundberg.
"Dr. Lundberg brings to the MedPage Today leadership team a long-established network within journal publishing, clinical medicine, and healthcare policy. That background and the journalistic resources that are the hallmark of MedPage Today will prove to be a winning combination for both MedPage Today and the clinicians who rely upon it for breaking medical news," Stern added.
Dr. Lundberg can be reached at [email protected].
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