Ivan Oransky, MD
Distinguished Writer in Residence
Ivan Oransky, MD, Distinguished Writer In Residence, has taught medical reporting in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002. He is editor in chief of Spectrum and co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site that reports on scientific integrity, fraud, and other issues. The site’s work has been cited by news outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and in 2020 it was named one of NewsGuard’s “Unsung Heroes” who “are models in producing content that is truthful, compelling, credible, and transparent.”
Ivan previously was vice president of editorial at Medscape, global editorial director of MedPage Today, 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, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee). Ivan 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 September 2017, he serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.