Ivan Oransky, MD, is the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Retraction Watch, and founder of Embargo Watch. He previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he was awarded the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the Southwest Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association. He has authored or co-authored four books and written for numerous publications, including Nature, The New Republic, and The New York Times.
Oransky earned his BA at Harvard and his MD at the New York University School of Medicine. While a student, he served as executive editor of The Harvard Crimson and as co-editor-in-chief of the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association. In addition to his work as a medical writer and editor, Oransky teaches medical journalism at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and he is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Oransky currently serves on the board of directors and as vice president treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists.