On May 6, 1999, Medscape General Medicine published an editorial announcing the founding members of the Medscape General Medicine and Medscape Editorial Advisory Board. A diverse group in many ways, the 16 distinguished physicians, journalists, and ethicists joined the Editorial Board because they have a deep interest in medicine, people, and sharing knowledge. They have already begun to help shape Medscape by examining current content, reviewing new material, and exchanging ideas and interests in the most efficient mode available when people are spread all over the globe -- electronically. We thank them very much for their invaluable help.
In that same editorial, we proposed that the Board was not necessarily complete. In fact, it was not. Today we announce an additional four members. Again, a world-renowned group, diverse in background, expertise, and geography. These new members will join the existing 16 and continue to help Medscape and Medscape General Medicine develop by overseeing all matters editorial and ethical, and relevant to content.
These abbreviated bios will remain featured on Medscape with the bios of the other 16 members. Please join us in welcoming our newest colleagues.
James Walter Curran, MD, MPH
Dean and Professor of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-8720
Fax: 404 727 9853
Dr. James W. Curran graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and a master of public health degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health. In 1971, Dr. Curran began his career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He served in leadership positions in CDC's HIV/AIDS research and prevention activities and reached the rank of Assistant Surgeon General in 1995. He has received numerous awards and fellowships and serves on advisory or review committees for the NIH Office of AIDS Research and the NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 1993. Dr. Curran is presently Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Director of the Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research.
Seng Gee Lim, MD
The National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Phone: (65) 7724369
Fax: (65) 7786371
Dr. Seng Gee Lim was born in Malaysia, is a citizen of Australia, and currently lives in Singapore. He was educated in Malaysia and Australia and received his medical degree from Monash Medical School at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. Dr. Lim is Division Head of Gastroenterology at the National University of Singapore. He is a member of many professional societies and organizations, such as the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore, the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Singapore Society of Transplantation. He is currently working on several research projects involving hepatitis A and B and has published extensively in medical journals around the world.
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 496-6221
Fax: (301) 496-4450
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, NY. Before his appointment to the NLM in 1984, he was Professor of Information Science and Professor of Pathology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is internationally recognized as the founder of the discipline known as medical informatics, and he has made notable contributions to information and computer activities in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence, and educational programs. From 1992 to 1995, he served in a concurrent position as Founding Director of the National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. In 1996, he was named by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary to be the US Coordinator for the G-7 Global Health Applications Project. Dr. Lindberg is the author of three books, many monograph chapters, and several hundred articles. He has received numerous professional, academic, and government awards and three honorary doctorates.
Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
3601 Fifth Ave., 4 Falk Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 624 0112
Fax: (412) 624 0192
A pioneer and leader in the field of transplant immunology, Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, performed the world's first liver transplant in 1963 and the world's first successful liver transplant in 1967, both at the University of Colorado. He also developed the anti-rejection drug FK506, acclaimed for its superiority to the original anti-rejection drug, cyclosporine. Born in LaMars, Iowa, Dr. Starzl received both his medical and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University and is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery. He has held academic positions at Northwestern and the University of Colorado, and is currently Professor of Surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Starzl is the recipient of many awards and fellowships and holds honorary doctorates from around the world, including the University of Cagliari, Italy; the Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Biomedicas, Buenos Aires; the University of Oporto, Portugal; and the University of Bucharest. A prolific author credited with over 2,000 scientific articles, books, and chapters, he was recently named the "most cited researcher in clinical medicine over the past 17 years" by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia.
The 20-member editorial board is committed to helping Medscape serve as a source that the medical community and the consumer can trust, and is offering the highest-quality medical information available. Please contact us anytime with feedback, questions, and comments.
George D. Lundberg, MD
Editor in Chief
Medscape General Medicine. 1999;1(2) © 1999
Cite this: Editorial Board Announcement II - Medscape - Jul 30, 1999.