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Pictured: Dr Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor
updated 10/19/2011 2:03:54 PM ET 2011-10-19T18:03:54

Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on all platforms of NBC News including "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” MSNBC and NBCNews.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.  In 2010, Snyderman traveled to Haiti where she reported on the devastation from the earthquake.  Snyderman 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 has received numerous research grants from the American Cancer Society, the Kellogg Foundation, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  In addition, Snyderman has received numerous awards for her broadcasting.  She is the author of four books: "Dr Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health for Women Over Forty," "Necessary Journeys," "Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence," and “Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will Save Your Waistline – and Maybe Even Your Life.”

Snyderman lives in Princeton, N.J., with her husband, Doug.  She has three children, Kate, Rachel and Charlie.

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