Barbara Boughton

Berkeley, CA USA

Professional Experience

Barbara Boughton is a health and medical writer and editor, who specializes in creating dramatic and compelling prose. Winner of over a dozen journalism awards, she has contributed over 200 articles to publications such as the Lancet Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Eyenet, the magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Consumer Reports and Alternative Medicine Magazine. She has also written medical marketing articles for newsletters and magazines published by Dowden Publications and Varian Medical Systems, as well as press releases for Kaiser Permanente. She regularly contributes to numerous medical trade publications and has contributed and edited several consumer and clinician health books. She has also written, edited and done project management for over 50 CME publications. Her specialties include oncology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, alternative medicine, fitness, and women's health. Her web site:


5 Years
Book Author
3 Years
26 Years


16 Years
16 Years
Home & Garden
16 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
16 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

26 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MD News (1-2), Clinical Oncology News (3-5), Lancet Oncology (3-5), Dermatology Times (3-5), Pulmonary Reviews (1-2), Today in PT (1-2), Aunt (1-2), Nature Medicine (1-2), The Journal of COPD Management (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Biomed Inc (10+), American Academy of Ophthalmology (6-10), Jobson Medical Information LLC (1-2), Medical Education Solutions Group (1-2), Varian Medical Systems (1-2)

Other Work History

Managing Editor for Biomed Inc., editor of over 40 CME booklets, and three books for clinicians.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel


more than a dozen journalism awards for health articles as well as feature and design articles


National Association of Science Writers American Medical Writers Association



An article on PMDD, its causes and treatment, and the controversy surrounding this women's health problem.
An article about the health benefits of power yoga.
An article about monoclonal antibodies, and the benefits they've shown in treating cancer patients.
A CME article highlighting new treatments for herpes zoster, including Merck's new vaccine.
An CME article dealing with how to achieve remission in depression.
A marketing article about the Novalis Tx, an advanced radiosurgery system produced by Varian Medical Systems