Clyde Goodheart, MD

Clyde’s teaching talents—his natural ability to explain complex things in a way that others can easily understand—were already apparent when, as an undergraduate, he was appointed a teaching assistant in the biology department at Northwestern University.

Clyde went on to receive his BS (Phi Beta Kappa; Departmental Honors in Biology), MD, MBA, and MS degrees from Northwestern. He practiced medicine while obtaining additional training in research at the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) under the direction of Renato Dulbecco, MD, later a Nobel laureate.

During his career, Clyde has taught courses in universities and medical schools, authored a major textbook, coauthored another textbook, and published more than 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Barbara Goodheart, ELS

Barbara is an award-winning author with more than 30 years’ experience writing for patients, general audiences, and health care professionals. She began her career as a freelance magazine writer, placing articles in Better Homes & Gardens, Family Weekly, Discovery (Allstate), Today’s Health (former consumer monthly of the American Medical Association), and a dozen other magazines.

She then moved into writing films, white papers, and manuals, and authored three books: Diabetes (a Franklin Watts Venture Book), A Year on the Desert (Prentice-Hall; natural history), and The Wild Place (a suspense novel).

Barbara received her BA (Biology major, Psychology minor), from Northwestern University. In 2009 she earned her credentials as a Board-Certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS).

Clyde and Barbara  . . . in Collaboration

Barbara and Clyde have collaborated on a variety of projects, such as The Diabetes Leading Edge SeriesTMThey’ve also worked independently on others, and have contracted with major pharmaceutical firms to develop educational programs, in print and audiovisual formats, for physicians and general audiences.