Gilbert Ross

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Dr. Gilbert Ross is the Medical/Executive Director for the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).

"When American corporations come up against inconvenient science," writes Bill Hogan, "they call in the American Council on Science and Health." The group's medical / executive director, Dr. Gilbert Ross, has "defended the Wood Preservative Science Council, saying ... the arsenic in pressure-treated wood poses 'no risk to human health,'" and has written "on behalf of the farmed-salmon industry that the PCBs in fish 'are not a cause of any health risk, including cancer.'" [1]

And Ross' background is as spotty as his junk science-for-hire. For "his participation in a scheme that ultimately defrauded New York's Medicaid program of approximately $8 million," Ross had his medical license revoked, spent a year at a federal prison camp, and was barred from the Medicare and Medicaid programs for 10 years, after a judge found him to be "a highly untrustworthy individual." Ross regained his medical license last year. [2]

According to ACSH's 2009 IRS Form 990, Ross was paid a base compensation of $179,853 with $19, 199 in "retirement and other deferred compensation," and 10,058 in "non-taxable benefits."[1]

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American Council on Science and Health
1995 Broadway
Suite 202
New York, NY 10023-5882

Phone: (212) 362-7044
Fax: (212) 362-4919

E-mail: acsh at


  1. Internal Revenue Service/Guidestar American Council on Science and Health 2009 Form 990, database/government reporting form, accessed January 24, 2012