IPSWICH, Mass. – March 17, 2016 - EBSCO Health, a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, today announced two additions to its DynaMed senior leadership team. Dr. Peter Oettgen assumed the role of DynaMed Editor in Chief and Dr. Kevin Loughlin was appointed Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Brian Alper, the founder of DynaMed, previously held those positions and will continue to serve as VP of Innovations and EBM Development for EBSCO Health.
“DynaMed has driven significant innovation in clinical decision support for more than 20 years and with the launch of DynaMed Plus™ in 2015, we further aligned DynaMed with the way a physician works,” said Betsy Jones, Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management, EBSCO Health. “Peter and Kevin were instrumental in driving that innovation by helping to broaden our depth of content and clinical application while maintaining the high quality of our evidence-based approach our users expect. We are confident with their increased roles, Dr. Oettgen and Dr. Loughlin will continue to build DynaMed’s tradition of being the most trusted resource for physicians by providing them with the information necessary to provide point-of care decision support in a way that works for them.”
About Dr. Peter Oettgen
Before joining EBSCO Health as Editor in Chief, Dr. Oettgen served as the Associate Chief, Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His major research interests and contributions have included determining the molecular mechanisms of vascular inflammation, angiogenesis, and vascular development.
For the past year and a half, Dr. Oettgen has served as the Deputy Editor of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Critical Medicine at DynaMed, where he recruited more than 25 specialty editors and added significant new content in heart failure, electrophysiology, valvular heart disease, and cardiac transplantation.
He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Preventive Cardiology at BIDMC. Dr. Oettgen is a recipient of an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). He has served as a reviewer for several scientific journals, was a Chair for an AHA study section, and Co-Chair and reviewer for several NIH study sections. He served as a scientific advisor for the NIH (NHLBI) in their Vascular Biology and Hypertension branch from 2008-2010. In 2014 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Peter Oettgen is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
About Dr. Kevin Loughlin
Dr. Loughlin is now serving the DynaMed editorial team as Chief Medical Officer. For the past year and a half he has served as DynaMed’s Deputy Editor for Oncology. Dr. Loughlin has been a member of the urology division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for more than twenty-five years and is a full professor at Harvard Medical School.
Throughout his career, Dr. Loughlin has been the recipient of numerous best doctor and teaching awards, including the Alumnus Medal of Honor from New York Medical College and the Lifetime Achievement Award given by his peers in the New England Section of the AUA. He has served on the editorial boards of all three of the major North American urology journals and is the author or editor of nine books.
Dr. Loughlin is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B.), New York Medical College (M.D.), Harvard University (M.A. Honorary) and Boston University (M.B.A). Dr. Loughlin was a National Kidney Foundation Scholar during his residency and has held many regional and national leadership roles in organized urology throughout his career.
About EBSCO Health
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