Editor Profile

Thomas L. Schwenk, MD

Deputy Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine Board

Dr. Schwenk is board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and is Dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His research focuses on mental illness with an emphasis on depression in medical students, residents, and physicians. He has published more than 140 papers, book chapters, and books. Dr. Schwenk is active in teaching medical students and residents, as well as acting as a consultant to universities and health care systems. He is a former member and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, and he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies) in 2002. Dr. Schwenk has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine since 1994 and has served as Deputy Editor since 2010.


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