B. Martin, MD
A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. To contact Barbara, use this e-mail address: barbara dot martin at bmartinmd dot com.
The blog at pathophilia.com and bmartinmd.com ("Pathophilia") is the blog of Barbara J. Martin, MD, and is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for physicians and similarly educated individuals who are interested in medical science, healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry.
The entry posts and fixed content at Pathophilia should be credited to Barbara J. Martin, MD, who strives to be factual while maintaining a US Constitutionally protected right to express an opinion or two. These opinions should be attributed solely to Barbara J. Martin, MD, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any of her previous, current, or future employers or clients—or anybody else, for that matter.
Content at Pathophilia is constructed and edited according to the style of the American Medical Association (which accounts for the general absence of periods with abbreviations) or whatever style Barbara J. Martin, MD, thinks is most sensible at the time. All content at Pathophilia should be confirmed for its accuracy and timeliness by using reasonably authoritative sources. Corrective, constructive comments to posts are welcome. (Note: If your comments aren't showing up, let me know by e-mail; they may be winding up in a spam folder.)
The name Pathophilia is intended to denote the love of or fascination with disease and nothing more perverse.
Disclaimer stuff: The blog Pathophilia at pathophilia.com and bmartinmd.com is for informational purposes only. It does not establish a consultant- or physician-client relationship and contains no medical advice what-so-darn-diddily-ever.