I’m Larry Husten and I write CardioBrief, which is intended to be a useful and reliable source for new and important information about cardiovascular medicine and, occasionally, more general health, medicine, and science topics. MedPage Today sells advertisements on this site. (Some posts on CardioBrief are also reprinted on MedPage Today.)
Prior to starting CardioBrief early in 2009 I was the editor of TheHeart.Org, from its inception in 1999 until December 2008. Following the purchase of TheHeart.Org by WebMD in 2005 I also served as the editorial director of WebMD professional news, encompassing TheHeart.Org and Medscape Medical News. (Click here if you’d like to read more about what happened to TheHeart.Org after I left.)
From January 2010 until June 2015 I was a consulting editor and news director at CardioExchange, an online cardiology community published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Before helping to start TheHeart.Org I was a freelance medical journalist who wrote for the Lancet, the New York Times, Discover, and many other medical and computer publications. In 1994-1995 I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. I have a PHD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and I drove a taxicab in New York City before falling into a career in medical journalism.
Email: lhusten [at] mac.com.