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Tom Linden, M.D., is a professor of medical journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As director of the medical and science journalism program, Dr. Linden administers one of the nation’s first master's programs in medical journalism. He was co-author of Dr. Tom Linden's Guide to Online Medicine (McGraw-Hill), one of the first medical consumer guides for the Internet. He's author of The New York Times Reader: Health and Medicine, to be published in March by CQ Press.
He’s worked as a medical and environmental journalist for CNBC and KRON-TV (San Francisco), was medical editor for Fox 11 (Los Angeles) and was co-anchor of "Physicians' Journal Update," the flagship news program for the Lifetime Medical Television Network. Before starting medical school, he was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He's currently medical anchor for "Journal Watch Audio," produced by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Audio-Digest Foundation.