Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis
John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc is the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, and he is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Professor of Biomedical Data Science at the School of Medicine; Professor of Statistics at the School of Humanities and Sciences; co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; and Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Stanford University. He trained at the University of Athens (MD, and DSc in Biopathology), Harvard (internal medicine) and Tufts (infectious diseases and clinical epidemiology) and held appointments at Tufts, Johns Hopkins, NIH, University of Ioannina, Harvard, and Imperial College before joining Stanford. His paper on “Why most published research findings are false” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (>2 million hits). He is also the author of 6 literary books in Greek, two of which were shortlisted for best book of the year Anagnostis awards. He has authored of >800 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 68% of them as single/first/last author and he is Highly Cited Researcher according to Thomson Reuters in both Clinical Medicine and in Social Sciences. Citation indices: h=156, m=7 per Google Scholar (h=126 per ISI and Scopus). His current citation rates: ~2,500 new citations per month per Google Scholar suggest that he is among the 20 scientists worldwide who are currently the most commonly cited, and the currently most-cited physician. He considers himself privileged to have learned and to continue to learn from interactions with students and young scientists (of all ages) from all over the world and he loves to be constantly reminded that he knows next to nothing.
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