Before joining MedTech Intelligence, Tom served as Executive Director of the education arm of AdvaMed, the world’s largest trade association representing the medical device and diagnostics industries, where he created and ran workshops and conferences on regulatory, reimbursement, and other practical topics important to device, diagnostics, and combination product manufacturers. Prior to joining AdvaMed, Tom was Senior Advisor for Scientific Strategies at Georgetown University Medical Center, Senior Science Writer and Philadelphia Bureau Chief of Red Herring, a technology-oriented national business magazine, the Research and Creative Director for a graphic and industrial design firm specializing in medical products and services, and an independent marketing and educational consultant to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device firms. He is the author of five books on topics including literary biography, law, psychiatry, and the history of the pharmaceutical industry, has co-authored seven humor books, written articles for magazines and newspapers including the Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Tom has given lectures to academic, professional society, and popular audiences, and appeared on national and international radio and television, including Donahue and Fresh Air. He has done exhibition concept design and master plans for several U.S. science museums, and created the internationally traveling exhibit Salt of the Earth. Tom has a degree from Columbia University and did graduate work in developmental neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania.