Honorary Fellows

Doctors with M.E. recognises the lifetimes of invaluable contributions of a number of our registrants as leaders in their fields.

Prof. Ron Davis

Honorary Fellow

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, Stanford University, Director, Stanford Genome Technology Center, Director, Open Medicine Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, Director, Stanford ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center, Advisor, Federal Interagency Long Covid Initiative (CDC, NIH, VA, DoD), Member, Stanford Cancer Institute

Prof. Brian Hughes

Honorary Fellow

Professor of Psychology, Specialist, Evidence-Based Policy and Empiricism, National University of Ireland, Galway, Member, HSE (Ireland) National Working Group on ME, Science Advisory Board, DecodeME, Scientific Advisor, Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland, Chair, Global Research Initiative, International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation

Prof. Leonard Jason

Honorary Fellow

Professor of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Director, Center for Community Research Director, DePaul University Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project

Prof. Anthony Komaroff

Honorary Fellow

Distinguished Professor, Harvard Medical School, Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Prof. Ian Lipkin

Honorary Fellow

Director, NIAID/NINDS Center for Solutions for ME/CFS, Columbia University, Professors of Epidemiology, Neurology
and Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health

Prof. Alain Moreau

Honorary Fellow

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine Department, University of Montreal, previously Chief Scientific Officer of Sainte-Justine Hospital

Prof. Derek Pheby

Honorary Fellow

Visiting Professor of Epidemiology, Buckinghamshire New University, Founder, European ME/CFS Research Network (EUROMENE), Project Coordinator, National ME Observatory,

Prof. Chris Ponting

Honorary Fellow

Medical Bioinformatics Chair, University of Edinburgh, MRC Human Genetics Unit Group Leader. Associate Faculty, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Prof. Ron Tompkins

Honorary Fellow – In Memoriam

Co-Director, Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center (Open Medicine Foundation funded), Chief of Surgery, Science and Bioengineering, Massachusetts General Hospital, inc. founding Directors, The Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Lucinda Bateman

Honorary Fellow

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Bateman Horne Center of Excellence for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, Utah, co-author, International Consensus Criteria, Expert Witness, US Institute of Medicine

Caroline Kingdon

Honorary Fellow

Research Fellow, Centre for the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lead, UK ME/CFS Biobank, CureME@LSHTM, Committee Member, NICE ME/CFS Guideline Development Committee, Registered Nurse

Tom Kindlon

Honorary Fellow

Independent Researcher, Assistant Chairperson, Irish ME/CFS Association, twenty six peer-reviewed journals publications, inc. co-author of ground-breaking research revealing the lax state of medical norms and the very low quality of the underlying research

Dr. Karl Morten

Honorary Fellow

Director and Mitochondrial Scientist, Morten Group – Oxford, Director of Graduate Studies, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University

Dr. Charles Shepherd

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Medical Adviser to the UK ME Association, Frequent government advisor, Co-author, Leading ME Clinical Reference Book, Committee Member, NICE ME/CFS Guideline Development Committee

Dr. David Strain

Honorary Fellow

Long Covid Lead and Co-Chair Medical Academic Staff Committee, British Medical Association, Medical Advisor, Action for ME, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter, Honorary Consultant, UK NHS

Dr. Nigel Speight

Honorary Fellow

Paediatric Physician, Co- Author, International Consensus Criteria, Co-Author, Pediatric Primer in Frontiers in Pediatrics, Advisor, 25% ME Group, Researcher

Dr. William Weir

Honorary Fellow

Infectious Disease Physician, Harley Street, London, Retired NHS Consultant, Royal Free Hospital, Committee Member, NICE ME/CFS Guideline Development Committee, Researcher

…this condition has been so mismanaged throughout medicine. What’s the sociology behind this? How did we remain ignorant for so long?”

Dr. Steve Olson, Kaiser Permanente, Director, Northern California Region

We are listening to legitimate questions and concerns about science.”

Professor Chris Ponting, Geneticist, University of Edinburgh

“I split my clinical time between two illnesses and I can tell you, if I had to choose between the two illnesses, I would rather have H.I.V.”

Professor Nancy Klimas, Physician, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

“…it is already now time for the medical profession as well as the whole society to repent.”

Professor Ola Didrik Saugstad, WHO Advisor

“People become traumatized by debilitating ME and then become traumatized again by the reaction to them by people who don’t understand.”

Professor Leonard Jason, Director of Center for Community Research

“…there is no question that there are a considerable number of individuals who have a post-viral syndrome highly suggestive of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, this is something we really need to seriously look at.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, NAID, US NIH, on Long Covid

“ME/CFS is a biological illness, not a psychologic disorder. Patients with ME/CFS are neither malingering nor seeking secondary gain”

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention