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Nancy  Snyderman

Nancy Snyderman

Former Chief Medical Editor, NBC News

Nancy Snyderman

Former Chief Medical Editor, NBC News


Dr. Nancy Snyderman is a renowned surgeon, health care systems expert, and corporate director. Dr. Snyderman currently serves on the boards of Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Axonics Modulation Technologies (NASDAQ: AXNX). She serves as a Scientific Advisor to startup companies Cadence and Strand Diagnostics.  She sits on the boards of The Albright Institute at Wellesley College and The Fair Food Network. Dr. Snyderman is a Kellogg Fellow and Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Her career includes fifteen years working on innovative medical programs and products for General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. She began her corporate career in 2003 at Johnson & Johnson, where she created online medical curricula that J&J marketed to the public. For ten years, Dr. Snyderman served on the board of General Electric’s Healthymagination, which applied technology solutions to the world’s biggest health challenges.

For more than thirty years Dr. Snyderman was an award winning Senior Medical Editor at ABC and NBC News. Her skills uniquely span the fields of medicine, science, communication, and global media. Dr. Snyderman spent twenty-five years as a board-certified, practicing Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon at UC San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania. 

With deep expertise on the intersection of medicine, big data and the media, Dr. Snyderman recently served as a Consulting Professor at the Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health and is co-founder of the Stanford University-NBC News Global Media Fellowship. Dr. Snyderman is a New York Times bestselling author and has traveled the globe extensively, lecturing and reporting from some of the world’s most troubled areas. Her reporting has garnered her the industry’s most distinguished honors including Emmy, DuPont, Edward R Murrow, and Gracie awards. 

Dr. Snyderman lives in Big Timber, MT. She is an avid hiker and equestrian.

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