Health & Science Editor

Gideon Gil

Gil has been the health and science editor since 2003. His staff has won numerous national awards, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He previously was a medical reporter and editor at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. He studied biochemistry at Harvard College and journalism at Columbia University.

Latest stories

Obama nominates Boston doctor as surgeon general

By Gideon Gil , Globe Staff

Dr. Vivek Murthy is cofounder and president of a group that advocates for access to affordable health care.

EEE threat raised to high in five towns

By Gideon Gil , Globe Staff

The death of a woman with EEE has prompted state health officials to raise the risk level to high in Hanover, Hanson, Rockland, Weymouth, and Whitman.

Risk level for EEE raised in five communities south of Boston

By Gideon Gil , Globe Staff

The death of a Norfolk County woman with Eastern equine encephalitis prompted state officials to raise the risk level.

Portion of Brigham and Women’s evacuated

By Gideon Gil , Globe Staff

Post-marathon jitters and an unattended car led to a partial evacuation of Brigham and Women’s Hospital this afternoon.