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Harvard Health Publications (HHP) is the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School. HHP has been creating trusted health information for consumers since 1975. We began with the launch of the Harvard Health Letter, a first in consumer health literature. We draw on the expertise of more than 11,000 faculty physicians and researchers at Harvard Medical School, as well as our world-famous affiliated hospitals, to deliver current, practical, and authoritative health information.

Our clients include specialty healthcare companies, employers, payers and providers, publishers and news media organizations, app developers, and others. Our customer base is diverse, and all have the same objective - partnering with HHP to provide consumer audiences with the most comprehensive, authoritative, and trusted health information available.

Faculty Bios

Gregory Curfman, MD is Editor in Chief
He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the affiliated faculty of Harvard Law School. Before joining Harvard Health Publications, Dr. Curfman was the Executive Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.
Howard LeWine, MD is Chief Medical Editor for Digital Publishing
He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has been recognized as an outstanding clinician and teacher, and has received the Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year award at Brigham and Women's.
Hope A. Ricciotti, MD is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Women's Health Watch
She is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and chairs the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter
He is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bhatt has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2005.
Marc B. Garnick, MD is Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publication's Annual Report on Prostate Diseases
A Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, he maintains an active urology practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has dedicated his career to the development of new therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Claire McCarthy, MD is Faculty Editor
An Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital. In addition to writing for Harvard Health Publications, Dr. McCarthy writes about health and parenting for Boston.com, Boston Children's Hospital, and The Huffington Post.
William A. Kormos, MD is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Men's Health Watch
He is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kormos is also the Director of Education at MGH's John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care, where his current projects include implementing novel methods for patient education and developing programs for primary care physicians.
Anthony Komaroff, MD is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter
Anthony Komaroff is the Steven P. Simcox/Patrick A. Clifford/James H. Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter. He was Director of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for 15 years and is the Founding Editor of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, a summary medical information newsletter for physicians published by the Massachusetts Medical Society/New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Komaroff was the Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications from 1999 to February 2015.
Robert Shmerling, MD is Faculty Editor
Is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA where he is an active teacher in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship. He has been a practicing rheumatologist for over 25 years.

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