Medical Technology Editor, Art Davidson
A native of Chicago Daily News senior medical technology editor Art Davidson graduated from Chicago North in 1986. He graduated from Trinity with a degree in chemistry in 1988 and received a master’s degree in journalism from Chicago University in 1998. He has been a member of the Chicago Wild Life News sports staff since 2000. Davidson was formerly assistant medical editor and deputy medical editor before becoming senior medical editor of Chicago West in 2008.
Against the backdrop of health care reform and a controversial medical device tax, medical technology companies are focusing more than ever on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. They are also making inroads with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulators to re-engineer the complex review and approval process for new medical devices.
Medical Technology (MT), also called Clinical Laboratory Science, is a paramedical field for which the student prepares in chemistry, microbiology, hematology and related disciplines. Well trained and certified Medical Technologists, or Clinical Laboratory Technicians, can enter careers in clinical laboratory work, academic research, public health, teaching and the pharmaceutical industry