George D. Lundberg, MD
Editor-at-Large, Medscape

George D. Lundberg is the Editor at Large of Medscape Medical News

As Editor-at-Large for Medscape, Dr. Lundberg delivers to readers his informed perspective on up-to-the minute issues affecting healthcare and the practice of medicine. In addition to his work with Medscape, he serves as Editor-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer for CollabRx, as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lundberg Institute, and as a consulting professor at Stanford University. Dr. Lundberg has more than 30 years' combined experience as Editor-in-Chief of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), the 10 AMA specialty journals, AM News, Medscape, The Medscape Journal of Medicine, eMedicine from WebMD, and MedPage Today from Everyday Health. He was called a medical Internet "pioneer" in 1995. A frequent lecturer and radio and television guest, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg "Online Healthcare's Medicine Man" in 2000.


Latest Articles by George D. Lundberg

  • What Socialized Medicine Is and Isn't   When it comes to national healthcare, 'open your eyes' to international models and 'be not afraid to change,' advises Dr George Lundberg.
  • How to Fix the 'Ailing' VA Health System   Dr Lundberg shares a letter written to then-Under Secretary Dr David Shulkin by the late Dr Richard Horowitz, describing his concerns about the Veterans Affairs system and suggestions for improvement.
  • When You Teach Prescribing, Also Teach Deprescribing   Don't ever get into something unless you know how to get out of it, cautions Dr Lundberg.
  • Cannabis Testing: Sometimes Less Is More   Do we know enough about the effects and metabolism of cannabis to interpret lab values meaningfully?
  • How NAM Would Fix the Broken American Healthcare System   The US healthcare system is a mess. The National Academy of Medicine has proposed a substantive plan to improve it. Congress should pay attention, says Dr Lundberg.
  • American Healthcare Is an American Sickness   Many books have been written about healing the American healthcare system, but as yet, we have no cure.
  • Gaslighting the Medical Literature   How predatory publishing can make you doubt the facts (and your sanity), and a potentially revolutionary solution.
  • Is Precision Oncology Really Precise?   Without a gold standard for myriad parameters, precision oncology is imprecise, at best, argues Dr Lundberg.
  • Trumpcare at Time Point Zero   Measuring the effectiveness of healthcare pre-Obamacare and again 7 years in shows improvement in most areas. January 20, 2017, is time point zero for sizing Trumpcare's impact on these same areas.
  • Did Carrie Fisher Die From Chronic Magnesium Deficiency?   Wake up, people! Time to take a serious look at magnesium deficiency and its potential role in sudden death and other conditions.

About George Lundberg, MD

Prior to joining CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg served as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology; Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10 years; and for 5 years was Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California, Davis. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, leaving as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years. Prior to his military service, Dr. Lundberg completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. He holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College, Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the State University of New York (Syracuse), Thomas Jefferson University, and the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and forensic medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication, physician behavior, patient safety, and health system reform.