Nancy Snyderman
Nancy Snyderman
  • NBC News' Chief Medical Editor
  • Frequent media contributor on healthcare
  • Author and monthly contributor

Biography

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.

Nancy 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, Nancy 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.

Nancy 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.

Nancy 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.

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