Mike Magee, M.D. is a medical historian and journalist on the faculty of Presidents College at the University of Hartford. He has held similar roles at a range of academic institutions including the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Jefferson Medical College, and was a Honorary Master Scholar at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus award recipient from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Beginning as a country doctor in western New England, he rose to the highest levels of his profession holding senior executive positions at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, as head of global medical affairs for Pfizer, and was a “short list” candidate for Surgeon General in 2002. Over three decades, he was a trusted adviser inside the Medical Industrial Complex to nearly all national medical and hospital associations, government scientific agencies, and industry before resigning his position at Pfizer in 2007. He lives in West Hartford, CT, and is the author of the weekly blog Health Commentary.