NYU Arts & Science


Ivan Oransky, MD

Distinguished Writer in Residence

Ivan Oransky, MD, the editor at large of MedPage Today, has taught medical reporting in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002. He is co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site that reports on scientific integrity, fraud, and other issues. The site, now funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has been called “one of the best innovations in science in recent years” by the former editor in chief of the British Medical Journal.

Ivan previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association. Ivan, who holds an appointment at the School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor of medicine, has also taught at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and has written for publications from Nature to the New York Times. As of October 2013, he serves as vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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