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Nancy Snyderman, MD

Chief Medical Editor, NBC News


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  • Image/Self-Esteem
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  • Media
  • Wellness
  • Parenting

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  • New Jersey, United States

Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," MSNBC and MSNBC.com.

Snyderman has reported on wide-ranging medical topics affecting both men and women and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas. She is on staff in the Department of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Prior to joining NBC News, Snyderman served as Vice President, Consumer Education for the health care corporation, Johnson & Johnson. There she led the independent educational initiative, Understanding Health, focusing on educating and informing the public about health and medicine. Before that, Snyderman served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years and was a contributor to "20/20," "Primetime," and "Good Morning America."  Prior to leaving ABC she was a frequent substitute co-host on "Good Morning America."

Snyderman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and continued with residencies in Pediatrics and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  She joined the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas in 1983 and began her broadcasting career shortly after at KATV the ABC affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Snyderman's medical work has been widely published in peer review journals and she is the recipient of numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society, the Kellogg Foundation, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  She has received numerous awards for her broadcasting. She is the author of three books:  “Dr Nancy Snyderman’s Guide to Good Health for Women Over Forty,” “Necessary Journeys,” and “Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence.”  She also writes a monthly column for “Good Housekeeping” magazine.   

Snyderman lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, Doug, and is the mother of three children, Kate, Rachel and Charlie. 

Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life
Women's Health
Women, Politics, and Health
A Doctor Reporter's View of Health Care
Medicine and the Media
How to Juggle Life: Health, Career, Motherhood, & Everything In Between
The Medical Future of America

Girl in the Mirror (about Mother/Daughter relationships)
Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life
Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well & Feeling Your Best
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health: What Every Forty-Plus Woman Should Know about Her Changing Body


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