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Horton, Dr Richard Charles locked

FRCP

Born 29 Dec. 1961; s of Ole Bjarne Kverneland and Barbara Gwendoline Beddow, and adopted s of Charles Kenneth Horton and Clarice Audrey Ward; m 1998, Ingrid Johanna Wolfe; one d

Editor, since 1995, and Publishing and Editorial Director, since 2001, The Lancet

Education

Bristol GS; Univ. of Birmingham (BSc 1st, MB ChB Hons)

Career

FRCP 1997. Sen. House Officer, Queen Elizabeth Hosp., Birmingham, 1987–88; Clin. Res. Fellow, Royal Free Hosp., London, 1988–90; Asst Editor, 1990–93, N American Editor (New York), 1993–95, The Lancet. Med. Columnist, The Observer, 1996–98. Visiting Professor: Cleveland Clinic, USA, 1997, 2007; Duke Univ., USA, 2000; Yale Univ., 2000; Arthur Thomson Vis. Prof., Univ. of Birmingham, 2000; Arnold Johnson Vis. Prof., McMaster Univ., Canada, 2000; Mayo Clinic, USA, 2002; Potiker Prof., Cleveland Clinic, USA, 2002; Hon. Professor: LSHTM, 2000–; UCL, 2005–; Univ. of Oslo, 2013–. Writer and Presenter, The Citadel (TV), 1998. Member: Exec. Cttee, UK Medical Journalists Assoc., 1991–93, 1995–97; Internat. Cttee of Medical Jl Editors, 1995–; Evaluation Gp, Acheson Ind. Inquiry into Inequalities in Health, 1998; RCP Wkg Party on Defining and Maintaining Professional Values in Medicine, 2004–05; Co-Chair, WHO Scientific Adv. Gp on Internat. Clinical Trials Registration, 2006–; Chair, RCP Wkg Party on Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2007–08. Sen. Associate, Nuffield Trust, 2008–; Member: Council, Acad. of Med. Scis, 2010–13; Council, Univ. of Birmingham, 2010–14; Ind. Adv. Gp, WHO AFRO, 2015–. President: World Assoc. of Med. Editors, 1995–96; US Council of Science Editors, 2005–06; Foundn Council, Global Forum for Health Res., 2003–06. Patron, Medsin, 2006–; Chair, Health Metrics Network, 2010–12; Co-Chair, Ind. Expert Advr Gp on women’s and children’s health, 2012–15 (annual reports, 2012, 2013, 2014). Fellow, Amer. Acad. for Advancement of Sci., 1997; Founder FMedSci 1998. Hon. FRCPCH, 2013. Foreign Associate, US Inst. of Medicine, 2012. Hon. MD: Umeå, 2007; Birmingham, 2008; Gothenburg, 2014. Med. Pubn of the Year, Med. Journalists’ Assoc., 2004; Edinburgh Medal, 2007; Dean’s Medal, John’s Hopkins Sch. of Med., 2009

Publications

Second Opinion: doctors, diseases and decisions in modern medicine, 2003; Doctors in Society, 2005; Innovating for Health, 2009; books and articles on cardiovascular pharmacol., gastroenterol., global health and journalology; reviews and essays in New York Review of Books, London Review of Books, TLS

Recreations

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Address

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