Medical Writing Authors Phil Leventhal (1)

Phil Leventhal (1)
Section Editor - Manuscript Writing


Phillip Leventhal, PhD, is a Principal Medical Writer within Medical Writing and Healthcare Communications at Evidera, where he specializes in publication writing. Prior to becoming a medical writer, he was a research scientist in enzymology and cellular biochemistry in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Phil was Editor-in-Chief of Medical Writing between 2011 and 2020 and is now Editor Emeritus. Phil is also an experienced trainer in scientific writing. 


Editorials - Passing the Torch: The Sequel/Filling Big Shoes - Volume 29, Issue 4

For the last 8 years, I have been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Writing. I feel that it’s time to pass the torch to a new person with new energy and fresh ideas. As I wrote in 2012, “This is yet another step in the evolution of the…


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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Joselita T. Salita

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Raquel Billiones

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Jennifer Clemens

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Karim Montasser

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk