Health Writing


 Veronica is the author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Medical Terminology.”  Her health writing has appeared on Reuters Health, Chicago Tribune,, Nature Medicine News, MedScape, and Modern Medicine Network. Veronica received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she studied anthropology. She also completed a Masters of Science in Biological Anthropology at Oxford University, and received a doctorate of medicine from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She holds a New York State medical license.



  • Regular contributor since 2013. Over 500 features and news briefs covering Cardiology, Oncology, Diabetes, Obesity, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, OB/GYN, Urology, Gastrointestinal, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Hematology/Immunology, Renal, Musculoskeletal, Medical Services/Quality Improvement
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  • Recent Articles:

            Universal Screening of Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective. Jan 7 2019

            Diet Soda Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy, Dec 31 2018

            Early Onset Sjogren's Linked to More Severe Disease. Dec 28 2018

            EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital. Dec 11 2018

  • Features

            Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare. April 27 2016

            Early Diagnosis Vital for Early-Onset CRC. March 23 2016

            Morcellation, Cancer, and Loss of Women's Choice. March 9 2016

            After Dust Settles, Mixed Reaction to New US Dietary Guidelines. Jan 25 2016

            Paradigm Shift Occurring in Transgender Care. Dec 21 2015

            Emerging Picture on Role of EDCs, Microbiome in Obesity, Diabetes. Dec 18 2015

           Dying in America: Experts Commend IOM Report, With Caveats. Dec 9 2014

           IOM Dying Reports: Reactions Range From Fear to Support. Sept 25 2014

           Ebola Therapies and Vaccines Need Priority, Support Aug 22 2014

  • Conference Coverage:

           Top News from American Heart Association (AHA) 2015. Nov 23 2015

Modern Medicine Network

            HIV-Positive Organ Transplant. Nov 5 2018

            Parkinson Disease: A Heavy Price Beyond the Patient. Jan 15 2019

            Dapagliflozin Helps Prevent HF Hospitalization in T2D without CVD. Dec 13 2018

            Impact of Canagliflozin on Renoprotection in T2D. Dec 19 2018

  • Conference Coverage:

            Digestive Disease Week 2018

            American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference 2015

           American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2015: coverage on IBS and Cervical Cancer

           Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2014: coverage on Early ART in infants, Cardiac Co-Morbidities in HIV, Neuro HIV, and preventing HIV