Health: Courtesy titles for medical professionals

Medical doctors should have M.D. listed after their names, but not Dr. before their names.
WRONG: Dr. Richard L. Shapiro of New York University says.
RIGHT: Richard L. Shapiro, M.D., of New York University says.

On first reference, give the specialty and location after the name.
Richard L. Shapiro, M.D., a surgeon at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York.

See also Abbreviations: Degrees and certifications.

 


 

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