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

  • Taming the Healthcare Cost Beast   Will the recent proposal by three large American corporations to create a new healthcare company take profit out of healthcare?
  • The New Forbidden-Word List   Dr George Lundberg reflects on the history of forbidden words and how physicians will respond to President Donald Trump's list of words that can't be used at the CDC.
  • Musing on Sexual Ethics   Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.
  • An Unusually Happy Holiday Blog from 'Scrooge'   Dr Lundberg offers an atypically celebratory holiday message about the world's first free, for-credit university, NextGenU.
  • Wisely Choosing the Right Lab Tests   Dr Lundberg discussed the American Society for Clinical Pathology's list of 20 lab tests you should carefully consider before ordering.
  • Gun Sense or Non-sense?   These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Use of Psych Meds in Medical Students and Residents   About 75% of med students and residents use psychoactive drugs. When does use become abuse, and what can we do about it?
  • There Is No Medical Response to Nuclear War   Dr Lundberg discusses practical prescriptions for preventing nuclear war, including four of his own.
  • A Supplement That May Block The Toxic Effects of Alcohol   Dr Lundberg shares a possible aid for metabolizing alcohol.
  • Let's Beat Big Tobacco   We need to offer practical alternatives to smoking cigarettes, says Dr Lundberg, and now we can.

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.