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Ian  Smith

Ian Smith

Doctor, Author & Media Consultant


Dr. Ian Smith is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books, SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIETSUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet, and The SHRED Diet Cookbook. Dr. Ian Smith’s NY Times bestseller THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE was released in December. Read More >

Dr. Smith was appointed by President Obama to a second term on the prestigious President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. He is currently the medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show The Rachael Ray Show.

He is a former co-host of the Emmy award winning syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors. He also served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, and is the creator and founder of the national health initiatives The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile. Dr. Smith is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 in New York, where he filed reports for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show as well as WNBC's various news broadcasts. He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts includingThe Oprah Winfrey ShowThe ViewDr. OzSteve Harvey ShowThe TalkLarry King LiveAnderson Cooper 360, CNN, MSNBC and many more. He has written for various publications including Time,NewsweekMen’s Fitness, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, PeopleRedbookDetails Magazine, EssenceEbonyUniversity of Chicago Medicine on the MidwayCosmopolitan, and Black Enterprise.

A highly-sought after speaker, Dr. Smith's work has been honored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his coverage on the momentous events beginning on Sept. 11, 2001. He is also very active in charitable causes. Dr. Smith has also served on the boards of the American Council on Exercise, the New York Mission Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The New York Council for the Humanities, and The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB (class of '91) and received a master’s in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is the author of 13 books, 5 of them #1 New York Times Bestsellers including SUPER SHRED: The Big Results DietSHRED: The Revolutionary DietThe Fat Smash Diet and Extreme Fat Smash. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner.) Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Secret Diet Tips

The 50 Million Pound Challenge

Speech Topics

Culturally Competent Healthcare

Health disparities in this country continue to stain the supposed health equality intentions that have been advocated for decades.  Why do the less fortunate – financially and educationally – continue to see skyrocketing rates of disease, suffering, and death?  Sometimes the system that means well simply doesn't get it. Read More >

In this provocative keynote speech, doctor and television personality Dr. Ian Smith investigates the healthcare divide, offering causes and direction toward equal healthcare for the future. Read Less ^

Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most out of Life

Happiness isn’t the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you’ve wanted—it’s the lasting great feeling that comes from becoming someone you want to be. And someone others want to be with, too. No matter where you start, Happy can help you improve your life and permanently alter your level of happiness. Dr. Ian has inspired millions to lose weight. In counseling dieters, Smith learned that while achieving hard-fought goals can help make a person happy, even real accomplishments may not make happiness stick. Read More >

In Happy, Dr. Ian Smith presents a simple program that motivates readers to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including: Read Less ^

  • How to be optimistic
  • Why optimism and realism are not opposites
  • The importance of family and community
  • Tapping the power of simple pleasures
  • Mastering modern life to live in the moment
  • What we can learn from the Danish people

Shrinking the Gap: It’s About Time

“The Blackbird Papers” – Releasing Your Creativity