Peter A. Lipson, MD

Founding Fellow

Southfield, Michigan, USA

Peter A. Lipson, MD, is a practicing internist and teaching physician in Southeast Michigan. He writes on the proliferation of harmful health fads and the intrusion of medical "cults" into health care. A primary goal of his writing is to illuminate the differences between science-based medicine and everything else. His perspective as a primary care physician and his daily interaction with real patients gives him what he hopes is special insight into the current "de-lightenment" in medicine. As new media evolve, pseudo-scientific, deceptive, and immoral health practices become more and more available to patients, making his job all that much more difficult, but all that much more interesting for his readers.

After graduating from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr Lipson completed his Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He currently maintains a private practice, and serves as a teaching physician for the internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He also maintains appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, the first being a large, established medical school, the latter a newly-formed medical school which will soon be accepting its first class of students. During his intern year, Lipson led a medical mission to hurricane-ravaged Honduras.

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