Nancy Snyderman Profile
Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports regularly appear on "TODAY", "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams", "Dateline NBC", MSNBC, and MSNBC.com. She has covered a wide-range of topics affecting society and has traveled extensively, reporting from many of the world`s most troubled areas.
Dr. Nancy is an award-winning journalist and has garnered several of the industries most distinguished honors including several Emmy Awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Gracie Award.
Most recently, Dr. Nancy is a co-founder of CarePlanners, a service that helps people navigate the healthcare system. Dr. Nancy understood the need for a service like CarePlanners after she became responsible for her parent`s care in 2005.
Dr. Nancy also serves as the Medical Director of GE`s healthymagination initiative focused on improving global health, reverse innovation and improving quality, access and cost in the U.S. healthcare system. She is also on the board of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is on faculty in the Department of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining NBC News, Dr. Nancy served as Vice President of Consumer Education at Johnson & Johnson where she focused on the importance of digital health. Before that she served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years and was a contributor to "20/20," "Primetime," and "Good Morning America." She was a frequent substitute co-host on "Good Morning America."
Dr. Nancy 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 affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dr. Nancy`s medical work has been widely published in peer review journals and she is the recipient of numerous research grants. She was awarded a Kellogg fellowship in 1987. She has written five books: "Dr. Nancy`s Guide to Good Health for Women Over Forty," "Necessary Journeys," "Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence," "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat," and "Medical Myths That Can Kill You," and is a New York Times bestselling author.
Dr. Nancy is an avid equestrian and hiker.