I am a medical writer and editor based in New York. Since 2008, I’ve worked for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), a nonprofit organization that focuses on interventional cardiovascular medicine (ie, using catheters instead of knives to treat patients with diseased hearts and blood vessels). CRF does a lot of different things, from organizing conferences to providing logistical support to large clinical trials, but my main role is to inform cardiologists about the latest practice changing results in their field via the news website TCTMD.
I spend my days talking with researchers and clinicians about what they love to do and how to do it even better. Most of the time, I work out of an office in Midtown Manhattan. Several times a year, I’m asked to provide real-time coverage of research as it’s being released at medical meetings in Europe and the United States. Watching firsthand how doctors receive the news has shaped the stories I write.
This blog is meant to be a forum for discussing medical journalism, and trade journalism in particular. I want to delve into how an outsider can begin to understand a jargon-filled, complex world. I’d like to hear from other journalists, too, especially those like myself who never imagined that they’d end up writing about such a specialized topic.
ps: In a previous incarnation, this website related to my year as a freelance journalist in New Delhi, India. I’ll keep those outdated posts on here just for laughs. Enjoy!