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

  • 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.
  • Is Global Warming a Greater Threat to Health Than Nuclear War?   How will global warming kill billions, and how soon will it happen?
  • A Good-News Story in the Substance Abuse Field   The 2016 "'Monitoring the Future" ' survey shows that substance use is down among teens, Dr Lundberg reports.
  • Healthy Holiday Eating for All, Ho, Ho, Ho!   Dr Lundberg offers his list of healthy dietary habits to counter the stubborn obesity epidemic.
  • Trumpcare, Revisited   Before the election, Trump promised 'great' healthcare, with few specifics. But, asks Dr Lundberg, which of the many and varied interest groups get to decide what is great?
  • Who Do You Trust?   With roughly 30,000 medical journals available today, and systematic reviews outpacing actual published research by huge percentages, what medical information can you trust?
  • Sciatica: A Love Story   It may be anecdotal, says Dr Lundberg, but this treatment worked!
  • Preventing Sudden Unexpected Death on a Massive Scale   Physicians should work to assure that the leaders who could authorize the use of nuclear weapons be mature, sane, capable of exercising self-control, and crisis-tested, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Clintoncare or Trumpcare?   Dr Lundberg urges everyone to take a look at a new analysis that compares healthcare plans in Clinton and Trump administrations.

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.