About the Editor

Brian M. Carty, MD, MSPH is a practicing internist in El Paso, Texas. He has an MD from East Carolina University School of Medicine, ranked sixth among US medical schools for primary care by the 2007 US News and World Report Guide to America’s Best Graduate Schools. His MSPH (master’s degree in public health) is from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, tied with Harvard for second place among US graduate schools of public health.

Dr. Carty completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Utah Hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah, a highly regarded program. He also completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He scored in the top 5% on the Internal Medicine board certification exam in 1987 and scored in the top 10% on the recertification exam in 2005.