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Mark Lesney, PhD, is the editor of CHEST® Physician. He has edited several other medical newspapers for Frontline Medical Communications, including Hematology News most recently. He has also served as an editor/writer for the American Chemical Society publications Today's Chemist at Work and Modern Drug Discovery. Mark has two PhDs, the first in plant pathology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, the second in the history of science from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has served as an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, Washington, in the school of medicine, department of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, and was an assistant professor in the department of forestry at the University of Florida, specializing in forest biotechnology.

Mollie Kalaycio joined Frontline as an intern in April 2017, before being brought on as a web content editor in January. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where she majored in Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing. She also has a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from Chatham University.


Doug Brunk is an award-winning reporter who has been covering health care since 1991. Before joining the company, he wrote for the health sciences division of Columbia University and was on the editorial staff at Contemporary Long Term Care magazine when it won a Jesse H. Neal Award. He has a master's in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Doug is based in San Diego.

Sharon Worcester
Sharon Worcester is an award-winning reporter who has been covering health care since 1992. She first joined the Southeast bureau in 1996 after working as a daily newspaper reporter covering government and health, and spent the next 13 years covering medical research and continuing medical education meetings across the country and around the world. She rejoined the company in 2015 after a 5-year stint as a freelance reporter and writer. She has a master of arts degree in mass communication and print journalism from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Sharon is based in Birmingham, Alabama

Mitchel L. Zoler joined the Philadelphia bureau in 1992 and since then has covered more than 300 medical research meetings around the world. Previously, he covered medicine and science for publications including Medical World News, Cardiology Times, Urology Times, Hospital Practice, and Science Digest. A fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science landed him at Newsweek early in his career. Mitchel has a Ph.D. in microbiology and did post-doc work in virology. He reports from Brussels. Follow him on Twitter @mitchelzoler.

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