Naveed Saleh, MD, MS



Naveed Saleh, MD, MS is a freelance medical writer and editor who has written for a variety of national publications and content-marketing teams and is an expert blogger with Psychology Today. He's also written and edited for many prominent physicians and researchers and is a consultant, instructor, and course developer with F+W Media/Writer's Digest. Naveed was a contributing writer at The New Physician magazine, where he performed a professional internship and won a 2010 Apex Award for Health & Medical Writing. Naveed's first book with a major publisher (Writer's Digest Books/F+W Media) was released in January 2014 and became an Amazon best-seller in late 2014. The book is titled The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets. Naveed is the founder and head writing coach at the San Diego Writers Institute where he helps professionals learn how to write better. Finally, in part, Naveed in keeps his knowledge of medical style, evidence-based medicine, and medical peer review sharp by serving as a language and academic editor for medical journals, medical textbook publishers and medical-editing organizations.


Naveed Saleh attained a bachelor's degree in biology from Cornell University, a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a master's degree in science and technology journalism (with an informal concentration in psychology) from Texas A&M University in College Station.

A Word From Naveed Saleh, MD, MS

I’m ecstatic to cover the newest in evidence-based and peer-reviewed research. I examine a wide range of pathology and compare new treatments with the current treatments and guidelines. I also focus on drug treatments that are topical or "in the news." As with all my medical writing, I center on the reader, and what the research means for you and your health. Of note, most news sources continuously rehash the same information; however, I try to cover very important findings in detail that is oftentimes overlooked by the mass media.

With all my articles I strive to present information that's verifiable, transparent, and coherent. Verification means that everything that I write is supported by medical fact found in evidence-based, peer-reviewed sources. Transparent means that, unless otherwise stated, I have no conflict of interest. Coherent means that I discuss options with you, my esteemed reader. Furthermore with my medical articles, I strive to bring quality and engaging (slightly wry) content that is packed with information focused on the person, patient, and health-care consumer. 

On a further note, I try to be sensitive and compassionate when writing about people and disease. When writing here, I write with the AP Stylebook in mind but defer to the AMA Manual of Style--especially when writing about race, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. I also defer to the AMA Manual of Style with respect to word choice and usage.

For more from me, please check out my book The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets (F+W Media Writer's Digest Books), surf over to my blog at Psychology Today titled "The Red-Light District," take my course, "Writing Online Content," at Writer's Digest University, or come work with me in person at the San Diego Writer's Institute. On a final note, I'm always open to exciting new opportunities and ventures. If interested, you can contact me at or through my website.

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