Who Are We

Harvard Health Publishing (HHP) is the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School. HHP has been creating trusted health information for consumers since 1975. We began with the launch of the Harvard Health Letter, a first in consumer health literature.

Our Mission

We draw on the expertise of more than 11,000 faculty physicians and researchers at Harvard Medical School, as well as our world-famous affiliated hospitals, to deliver current, practical, and authoritative health information.

Our Clients

Our clients include specialty healthcare companies, employers, payers and providers, publishers and news media organizations, app developers, and others. Our customer base is diverse, and all have the same objective – partnering with HHP to provide consumer audiences with the most comprehensive, authoritative, and trusted health information available.

11000HMS Physicians
16Affiliated Hospitals
1Harvard Medical School

Our Team

Howard LeWine, MD
Howard LeWine, MD Chief Medical Editor for Digital Publishing
Howard LeWine, MD Chief Medical Editor for Digital Publishing He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Claire McCarthy, MD
Claire McCarthy, MD Faculty Editor
Claire McCarthy, MD Faculty Editor She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to writing for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy writes about health and parenting for Boston.com, Boston Children’s Hospital, and The Huffington Post
Robert Shmerling, MD
Robert Shmerling, MD Faculty Editor
Robert Shmerling, MD Faculty Editor Is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA where he is an active teacher in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship. He has been a practicing rheumatologist for over 25 years.
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Editor in Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Editor in Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter He is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Hye-Chun Hur, MD, MPH
Hye-Chun Hur, MD, MPH Co-Editor in Chief of Harvard Women's Health Watch
Hye-Chun Hur, MD, MPH Co-Editor in Chief of Harvard Women's Health Watch Is the Director of the Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a gynecologic surgeon and instructor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School.
Marc B. Garnick, MD
Marc B. Garnick, MD Editor in Chief of the Annual Report on Prostate Diseases
Marc B. Garnick, MD Editor in Chief of the Annual Report on Prostate Diseases A Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, he maintains an active urology practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Anthony Komaroff, MD
Anthony Komaroff, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter
Anthony Komaroff, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter Anthony Komaroff is the Steven P. Simcox/Patrick A. Clifford/James H. Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter.
William A. Kormos, MD
William A. Kormos, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Men's Health Watch
William A. Kormos, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Men's Health Watch He is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kormos is also the Director of Education at MGH’s John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care.
Hope A. Ricciotti, MD
Hope A. Ricciotti, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Women's Health Watch
Hope A. Ricciotti, MD Editor in Chief of the Harvard Women's Health Watch She is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and chairs the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.