There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo principles. He's even had a recent March 17 Fox News appearance.
Like others, I had the impulse to trumpet this, "Heart Surgeon says yadayadagrassfedsaturatedfatisgoodyadayada...", but Googling his name brought up a 2008 hearing in which his license to practice was revoked (although he was already retired at that point). He also has an entry on QuackWatch, though I'm not sure what credibility I should or shouldn't give QuackWatch itself, either.
Edited to add:
In the interest of airing both sides of the story, it turns out that Dr. Lundell did write an open letter giving his side of the story with regard to his license revocation.
greatcholesterollie.com/letter.pdf (this link provided by GroveGal)
So, do I know Doctor Lundell's whole story? No; I can still personally give him the benefit of the doubt. But, I do know that were I to send Dr. Lundell's articles or news appearances to friends or family, several of them might take the initiative to Google his name like I did and in short order find a revoked license and a QuackWatch entry - and so they'd relegate him AND his actually pertinent message to their mental dustbin - even before a chance to argue, were I convinced, that his license was unfairly revoked.
What do we do when doctors hit the paleosphere radar fresh with proclamations that our dietary choices are wise? Is there a due diligence (of at least a cautionary name Googling...? or more...?) we should exercise when determining which doctors' words are worth sharing, for the sake of an attempt at preserving the credibility of the ancestral health movement?