Faculty Profile

Ivan Oransky, MD

Ivan Oransky, MD has taught medical reporting in the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002. He is vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, co-founder of Retraction Watch, and founder of Embargo Watch. Previously, he was executive editor of Reuters Health and managing editor, online, at Scientific American. From 2002 to 2008, he was at The Scientist, first as web editorial director and then as deputy editor. Under his leadership, the editorial team of The Scientist won numerous awards, including the 2008 American Society of Business Publication Editors' Magazine of the Year and Gold Eddie Awards for science magazines from FOLIO in consecutive years. He has also served as founding editor in chief of Praxis Post, an online magazine of medicine and culture which was a finalist for the 2001 Online News Association Award for General Excellence in its first year of publication. Oransky is the author or co-author of four books, including The Common Symptom Answer Guide (McGraw-Hill, 2004), and has written for numerous publications including the Boston Globe, The Lancet, The New Republic, and the Wall Street Journal Online. He received his BA at Harvard and his MD from NYU, and completed an internship at Yale. During medical school, he was co-editor-in-chief of the student section of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has served on the board of directors of the Association of Health Care Journalists since 2002, as AHCJ treasurer from 2009 until 2013, and as vice president since 2013. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, Ivan also holds an appointment at NYU Medical School as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, and has taught at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.