Barron Lerner, MD
Professor of Medicine and Population Health – Division of Medical Ethics
Barron H. Lerner is a Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of General Medicine and the Medical Humanities at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lerner received his MD from Columbia University in 1986 and his PhD. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named a most notable book by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to Slate, the Huffington Post and the print and online health pages of the New York Times. He has also appeared on numerous NPR broadcasts, including “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday.” Dr. Lerner’s latest book, One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in October 2011. In addition to his research, Dr. Lerner practices general internal medicine and teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine.