Medical Advisory Board
George D. Lundberg, MD
A 1995 “pioneer” of the medical internet, Dr. Lundberg was born in Florida, grew up in rural southern Alabama and 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. He completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. He served 11 years in the US Army during the Vietnam War Era in San Francisco and El Paso. Dr. Lundberg was Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10 years, and for five years was Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden and England. He is past President of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. From 1982 to 1999, Dr. Lundberg was at the American Medical Association as Editor in Chief, Scientific Information and Multimedia with editorial responsibility for its 39 medical journals, American Medical News, and various Internet products, and the Editor of JAMA.
In 1999 Dr. Lundberg became Editor in Chief of Medscape, and the founding Editor in Chief of both Medscape General Medicine and CBS HealthWatch.com. In 2002, Dr. Lundberg was Special Healthcare Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of WebMD for 2 years. Later, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Medscape Journal of Medicine, the original open access general medical journal, and beginning in 2006, Editor in Chief of eMedicine from WebMD, the original open access comprehensive medical textbook. A frequent lecturer, radio, television and webcasting guest and host, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lundberg was a Professor at Harvard from 1993 to 2008. Dr Lundberg left WebMD in 2009 and is now Editor in Chief, Cancer Commons; Editor at Large, MedPage Today, a Consulting Professor at Stanford and is President and Board Chair of The Lundberg Institute. In 2000, the Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg “Online Health Care’s Medicine Man”.
Philip Marshall, MD MPH
Dr. Marshall has over ten years experience in the health care technology solutions field, having made significant advancement in personal health records, electronic health records, personalized decision support and personalized genomic solutions. He created and implemented the Press Ganey Improvement Portal, a comprehensive performance management portal for health systems, including large hospitals and medical practices. In 2007, he was honored by Frost & Sullivan with the Market Leadership Award for his Personal Health Records (PHR) Solution that enables consumers to gather, store, manage and share their essential health data from across multiple providers and data sources.
Dr. Marshall attended medical school at Indiana University and received his Masters in Public Health from Oregon Health and Science University. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Clinical Products for Press Ganey, and is a member of Markle Foundations’ Connecting for Health Steering Group and the Commission for the Certification of Health Information Technology (CCHIT).
Roshini Raj, MD
Dr. Roshini Raj is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine with a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Currently, Dr. Raj is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital in New York City, where she was the first female gastroenterologist to join the faculty. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Raj has a special interest in women’s health and cancer screening and has published several research articles on colon cancer screening.
Dr. Raj is a Today Show medical contributor and Medical Editor of Health Magazine. In August 2010, her first book, What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body, debuted. Dr. Raj has discussed a wide variety of health topics on a range of network and cable shows, including NBC’s Today Show; ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight; CNN’s American Morning, Nancy Grace, and Larry King Live; The Discovery Health Channel; The Tyra Banks Show; and The Dr.Oz show, among others.
Dr. Raj has been quoted in several publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Fitness on the state of healthcare and health news of the day.
Dr. Raj resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
David Nash, MD
David Nash is the Founding Dean at the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JSPH provides innovative graduate degree programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Chronic Care Management and Applied Health Economics.
Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement.
Through publications, public appearances, his blog and an online column on MedPage Today, Dr. Nash reaches more than 100,000 persons every month.
Dr. Nash is a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for a decade where he helped to pioneer public reporting of outcomes. In early 2011, he was named to the Board of Directors for Endo Pharmaceuticals. In December 2009, he joined the Board of Directors for Humana Inc. He also serves on the Board of Main Line Health – a four hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where he chairs the Board Quality Committee.
George Bakris, MD, is a professor at The University of Chicago Medicine. He also serves as the director of the medical school’s Medicine Hypertension Center and is a designated hypertension specialist.
A past president of The American Society of Hypertension (ASH), the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States, Dr. Bakris specializes in the diagnosis and reduction of high blood pressure, particularly in complicated and refractory cases. He is also skilled in the treatment of kidney disease, with special expertise in diabetes-related kidney disease.
In his research, Dr. Bakris explores why the rate of kidney disease is significantly higher in the black population than it is in other ethnic groups. Dr. Bakris, who started practicing in 1988, also evaluates specific markers of kidney disease progression and heightened cardiovascular risk, as well as how changes in the artery (central pressure) affect the heart and kidney.
Most recently, Dr. Bakris has served as the national principal investigator on two clinical trials: one trial involves renal denervation as a way to lower blood pressure in people with resistant hypertension; the other investigates a new polymer designed to lower potassium among those with kidney disease and persistently high potassium values.
David A. Johnson is a professor of medicine and the chief of gastroenterology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Johnson, FACG, FACP has received board certification for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is a past president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
He continues working on the executive committee for the ACG’s board of trustees and the ACG Research Institute, and has been extensively involved in committees of the national GI societies.
Widely published in peer-reviewed journals focusing on internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Johnson has contributed to more than 350 articles, chapters and abstracts. His publication activities include serving as the past co-editor of Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders and as the current GI section editor for Medscape Gastroenterology and Journal Watch Gastroenterology (New England Journal of Medicine).
Dr. Johnson is on numerous editorial boards and is a reviewer for 18 medical journals, including all of the GI journals, as well as a number of prestigious internal medicine journals (Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Medicine, among others).
William R. Lumry, MD, is a clinical professor of Internal Medicine in the Allergy Division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and teaches at Parkland Memorial and Presbyterian Hospitals in Dallas.
Dr. Lumry is the medical director of AARA Research Center and participates actively in clinical research projects involving new treatments for asthma and allergic diseases and hereditary angioedema. He has lectured to local, national and international conferences and published many articles and abstracts in prominent medical journals on these subjects.
Dr. Lumry is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy and College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He also is a board certified Internist and Allergist. His is in private practice in Dallas, Texas treating adults and children with allergic diseases and asthma.
He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, completed his internal medicine training at Washington University in St. Louis and received his clinical and research fellowship in allergy and immunology from Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif.
Nancy S. Reau, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Medicine. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of liver diseases, and is widely regarded as an expert in hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non-alcoholic liver disease and liver transplant procedures.
Dr. Reau is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) practice guideline committee, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) women’s committee and is the current vice president of the board of directors of the American Liver Foundation (ALF), Illinois Chapter.
A graduate of the medical school at Ohio State University, Dr. Reau is board certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Transplant Hepatology.
David T. Rubin, MD, is a professor of medicine and co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He also is the Associate Section Chief for Educational Programs.
In 2011, Dr. Rubin was named to a list of the nation’s top gastroenterologists.
Dr. Rubin specializes in the treatment and assessment of digestive diseases. His clinical expertise includes inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and high-risk cancer syndromes.
In his clinical research, Dr. Rubin performs work related to outcomes in inflammatory bowel diseases, with particular interest in prevention of cancer associated with these diseases. He also has a strong interested in new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases, better screening tools for colorectal cancer, and the genetics of inflammatory bowel diseases.
Dr. Rubin, who began practicing in 1994, is board certified in Gastroenterology (University of Chicago).
His work in caring for Crohn’s disease patients at the University of Chicago has been featured in news stories, including a report on how one of his patients completed a week-long, 475-mile bike ride across Iowa shortly after seeking care from Dr. Rubin, and another story highlighted his efforts in treating a father and daughter who were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.