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Nancy Snyderman

Former Chief Medical Editor, NBC News


For almost three decades Dr. Nancy Snyderman has combined careers as a head and neck cancer surgeon, network television correspondent, and advisor to Fortune 500 corporations and is one of the most trusted voices in medical communication.

Dr. Snyderman is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She is a Visiting Consulting Professor in the School of Global Health at Stanford University and co-founded the Stanford University-NBC News Global Media Fellowship. She is also a Consulting Professor of Medical Communication in the School of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her corporate work began at Johnson&Johnson where she created on line medical curricula for the public. She serves on the board of GE’s Healthymagination and the Global Health Advisory Council for InBev. Non-profit boards include the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge MA, The Albright Institute at Wellesley College, The Eye and Ear Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the National Meningitis Foundation.

Dr. Snyderman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical School and continued with residencies in Pediatrics and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She was one of the first women in the country to specialize in Head and Neck Surgery. She is a New York Times bestselling author, having written five books.

As a medical journalist for ABC News and NBC News, she has traveled the world extensively and has reported from some of the world’s most troubled areas. Her reporting has garnered her some of the industry’s most distinguished honors including Emmy, DuPont, Edward R Murrow and Gracie awards. She is routinely called upon to explain some of the most complicated scientific breakthroughs to the public via television, radio, and print.

Dr. Snyderman lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is the mother of three children. She is an avid hiker and equestrian.


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