Tom Linden M.D.

Director, Medical & Science Journalism Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, & Medical Anchor, Journal Watch Audio (Massachusetts Medical Society & Audio-Digest Foundation)

Tom Linden, M.D., is director of the Medical and Science Journalism Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches courses in medical and science journalism.

He's the author of “The New York Times Reader: Health & Medicine” (CQ Press, 2011). He's currently medical anchor for Journal Watch Audio, distributed bimonthly by the Audio Digest Foundation for the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Linden got his start in professional journalism as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times while an undergraduate student at Yale University. Following graduation from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Linden completed an internship and a residency in adult and child psychiatry at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kan. He began his television work in 1986 as medical reporter and eventually news anchor for KCPM, the NBC affiliate for Chico-Redding, Calif.

In 1989 Dr. Linden became the first health and science correspondent and a business news anchor for CNBC. He later served as reporter and talk show host for the Financial News Network; medical reporter for KRON-TV, the then NBC affiliate in San Francisco; and medical editor for Fox 11 News in Los Angeles. From 1991 to 1993 Dr. Linden was co-anchor of Physicians' Journal Update, the flagship news program for the Lifetime Medical Television Network.

Since 1997 Dr. Linden has been on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.