Who We Are
George D. Lundberg, MD
A 1995 “pioneer” of the medical Internet, Dr. Lundberg was born in Florida in 1933, grew up in lower 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.
Dr. Lundberg received his MD in 1957 and has split the ensuing 62 work years across 4 key domains:
First Quarter: government service; U.S. Army Medical Corps, Vietnam Era, LTC, and Los Angeles County (Laboratory Director).
Second Quarter: full time academia; USC (Professor of Pathology) and UC Davis (Professor and Chair of Pathology).
Third Quarter: not-for-profit publishing (Editor in Chief JAMA and VP for all scientific publishing AMA)
Fourth Quarter: for-profit entrepreneurialism (Medscape, WebMD, MedPage Today, Everyday Health, CollabRx, Self Care Catalysts, PotentiaMetrics, Cureus) and not for profit (Cancer Commons, Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern,The Lundberg Institute).
Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine and forensic medicine in multiple countries. He is past president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. A frequent lecturer and webcasting guest and host and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, in 2000, The Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg “Online Healthcare’s Medicine Man.”
Kathryn R. Watson, JD, MPH
Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Watson is general counsel to MedStar’s Union Memorial and Good Samaritan Hospitals, and provides legal guidance to providers across the MedStar Health system on a wide variety of topics, from HIPAA to Stark law to safe patient discharges. Previously, Kathryn was an attorney at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP where she advocated for Federally-Qualified Health Centers. Kathryn is a graduate of Brown University and was a Public Interest Law Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she served as a policy intern at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Kathryn also earned a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University where she was a bioethics fellow.
Alan Greene, MD, FAAP
Dr. Greene is the Founding President of the Board of the Society for Participatory Medicine and has served as both President and Board Chair of Hi-Ethics (Health Internet Ethics), the non-profit organization formed to address privacy, advertising and content quality issues for Internet health consumers. He has also served as an advisor to URAC for both their inaugural and their updated health web site accreditation program. He is a founding member of the e-Patient Scholars Working Group, and a founding board member of the Center for Information Therapy. Dr. Greene is the founder and CEO of the pioneer physician website, DrGreene.com, the Medical Director of HealthTap, and the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine. Dr. Greene is the author of four books including Feeding Baby Green and Raising Baby Green. He is a gifted public speaker and appears frequently on TV, radio, websites, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including such venues as the TODAY Show, the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Time Magazine. Dr. Greene has been recognized by Advance for Health Information Executives as one of the “Top 15 Most Influential Forces in Healthcare IT” and as one of the “Future Health 100” by Healthspottr. He was named the Children’s Health Hero of the Internet by Intel.
Patricia Lundberg, PhD
Dr. Lundberg is Executive Director of Humanities West, a San Francisco based non-profit organization that offers interdisciplinary arts and culture programming for the public in collaboration with noted academics and performers. She has been Professor of English and Women’s Studies on the Indiana University Northwest faculty since 1989, and has served as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well as interim Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Now Professor Emerita, prior to joining Humanities West she served as Founding Executive Director of the Center for Regional Excellence and the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning. Her doctorate is from Loyola University Chicago, where she also earned a BA Summa Cum Laude and a Masters in English. She is the recipient of several grants and awards and has post-doctoral training from Harvard in leadership. Prior to her academic career she had ten years experience as a medical association executive and publisher. She writes poetry and literary analyses and biography, and writes and edits health care essays in collaboration with Dr. George Lundberg.
Our Advisory Board
Malinda H. Bell, MD
Dr. Bell was originally educated as a journalist and received her MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the Truman Medical Center and has practiced Emergency Medicine in Kansas and Michigan for about 20 years.
Valerie A. (Val) Jones, MD
Dr. Jones received her BA from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia where she grew up caring for dairy cows on a "yogurt farm." Her MD is from Columbia University. She studied surgery and theology before completing her training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After a part-time editorial role at The Medscape Journal, Dr. Jones became a major medical communication figure at Revolution Health. She is now CEO of Better Health LLC, a Washington, DC based health information company featuring scores of bloggers.
David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA
Dr. Kibbe received his BA from Harvard, his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Trained as a family physician, Dr. Kibbe practiced small town family medicine prior to a stellar career in Information Technology. Now the Principal at The Kibbe Group LLC in Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Kibbe is best known for work with the American Academy of Family Physicians in strategic planning and his writing and speaking about best practices for medical information technology. He is one of the core developers of the Continuity of Care Record, CCR, standard, an XML technology for secure and interoperable exchange of clinically relevant health data about a person.
Clifton K Meador MD
Dr. Meador, a native of Selma, Alabama, received his BA and MD from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology were at Presbyterian Hospital In New York and Vanderbilt. Over a long career sprinkled with high honors, Dr. Meador has served in the US Army, performed private practice, held Professorships at UAB (where he was Dean of Medicine 1968-1973) and Vanderbilt, and served as Chief Medical Officer at St Thomas Hospital in Nashville for 16 years. Dr. Meador has authored dozens of scientific articles (including The Art and Science of non-disease in the NEJM), book chapters, and 11 books. The most recent book is "Symptoms of Unknown Origin". He currently directs the Meharry/Vanderbilt Alliance.
Arthur Ulene, MD
Dr. Ulene became a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist specializing in oncology. As a teacher in southern California, Dr Ulene was attracted to the power of television for health information which led him to a 30-year career as the nation‘s best known health communicator, for 23 years on NBC’s TODAY Program, and through his own company, "Feeling Fine". Dr Ulene has made his home in Los Angeles, teaching, writing and engaging in many third world philanthropic medical education activities.