CollabRx Appoints George Lundberg, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollabRx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRX)
today announced the appointment of George Lundberg, M.D. as its Chief Medical
Officer. Dr. Lundberg will continue in his position as Editor-in-Chief and
Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of CollabRx.
Dr. Lundberg has more than 30 years combined experience as Editor-in-Chief of
JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), the 10 American
Medical Association specialty journals, American Medical News, Medscape, The
Medscape Journal, e-Medicine from Web MD, and MedPage Today from Everyday
Health. A frequent lecturer, radio and television guest, and a member of the
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Industry
Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg "Online Healthcare's Medicine Man" in 2000. Prior
to joining CollabRx in 2010, Dr. Lundberg served as the President of the
American Society for Clinical Pathology, Professor of Pathology and Associate
Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10
years, and for 5 years was the Professor and Chair of Pathology at the
University of California, Davis. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam
War, leaving as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years. Prior to his military
service , Dr. Lundberg completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a
pathology residency in San Antonio. Called the medical Internet "pioneer" in
1995, Dr. Lundberg holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College,
Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the
State University of New York, Syracuse, Thomas Jefferson University and the
Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in
Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His
major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication,
physician behavior, patient safety, and health system reform.
In addition to serving as Chief Medical Officer and Editor-In-Chief for
CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg is presently President and Chair of the Board of
Directors of The Lundberg Institute, a Consulting Professor at Stanford
University, and Editor at Large for Medscape from WebMD.
"To have as prominent a physician and thought leader in medicine as Dr.
Lundberg overseeing our internal processes and the content we provide to users
and customers is truly an honor," said Thomas Mika, President & CEO of
CollabRx. "George is widely known as a physician and editor of the highest
integrity. We are grateful to have had him on our team and we are pleased that
he has accepted these additional responsibilities."
CollabRx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRX) is a recognized leader in cloud-based expert
systems to inform health care decision-making. CollabRx uses information
technology to aggregate and contextualize the world's knowledge on
genomics-based medicine with specific insights from the nation's top cancer
experts starting with the area of greatest need: advanced cancers in patients
who have effectively exhausted the standard of care. More information may be
obtained at http://www.collabrx.com and http://www.cancer.org.
CONTACT: Thomas R. Mika, CEO
James Carbonara, Regional Vice President
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