Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, is the Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Lerner received his MD from Columbia in 1986 and his PhD in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named one of the 26 most notable books of 2001 by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and regularly contributes essays to the Science Times section of The New York Times. He has also appeared on several National Public Radio programs, including “Fresh Air,” “Science Friday” and “All Things Considered.” Dr. Lerner’s latest book, When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in November 2006. In addition to his research, Dr. Lerner practices internal medicine and teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
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