Meet Our Contributors

No one understands what you’re going through with your health better than someone who has already walked in your shoes. Our HealthCentral community of patient advocates, medical experts, and professional health journalists helps you navigate the days, months, and years after diagnosis with answers to questions that can improve your quality of life. We believe that intimate, revealing personal stories can inspire positive, sometimes lifesaving health changes: at home, at the doctor’s office, at work, and in our communities. From autoimmune conditions to heart health, cancer survivorship to caregiving, we’ve been there, we’ve lived it, and we’re ready to help you.

We welcome personal stories, insights, and original reporting about life with chronic health conditions. Explore the conditions and topics that we cover, then introduce yourself at

Aaron Miller, M.D.
Patient Expert
Aaron S. Farberg, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Aaron S. Farberg is currently a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.

Abby Gardner
Culture Writer

Abby Gardner is a freelance writer and editor with a long career covering beauty, fashion, and lifestyle for magazines and websites like Jane, Allure, YM, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Cosmopolitan.

Adam Smith
Adam Smith, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Dr. Smith is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, MA.

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The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.

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Alan W. Partin, M.D., Ph.D.

Alan W. Partin, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins.

Alexea Gaffney
Alexea Gaffney, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Dr. Alexea M. Gaffney, MD is a triple Board Certified Infectious Disease specialist. She currently practices at Stony Brook Medical Associates, in Stony Brook, NY.

Alex Eriksson
Health Writer

Alex Eriksson is the founder of AnabolicHealth, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research-backed advice for optimal male hormonal health.

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Alex Golden

Alex Golden has contributed to numerous health and wellness publications including Prevention, Health, Women's Health, Cooking Light, Redbook, Self, Psychology Today and more.

Alex Portaluppi
Alex Portaluppi
Multimedia Production Manager

Alex coordinates the production of video and multimedia content for HealthCentral and its sister sites, managing everything from recruitment efforts and booking locations to assisting in content creation and editing.