Award-Winning Journalist and
Former Chief Medical Editor for 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 start up 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.
Senior Medical Editor
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.
Healthcare: A Physician’s View
Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s unique experience and perspectives as both a physician and respected medical journalist provide audiences with valuable insights to the issues that surround today’s latest healthcare debates and concerns.
Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life
How can we cope with the setbacks that we face throughout the course of our lives, without letting them hold us back? In this autobiographical address, Dr. Snyderman relates episodes from her past, including her rape at knifepoint while still in college and the husband who spent all of her money while leading a double life. She discusses how she has come to term with these traumas, and how she has been able to move forward.
The Healthy Woman: Taking Charge of Your Body and Mind
A look at women's health issues and health-care options. This topic also inspired a weekly segment on Good Morning America.
Women, Politics and Health
A passionate and stark discussion of the increasing problem of women's health information being politicized.
The Medical Future of America
Medicine and the Media
All Nancy Snyderman Books
Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will Save Your Waistline–and Maybe Even Your LifePurchase Book
Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of AdolescencePurchase Book
Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn From LifePurchase Book
Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your LifePurchase Book
Nancy Snyderman’s Guide to Good Health for Woman Over 40Purchase Book
“She was fantastic. She was so sweet and so natural and very warm to everyone who came up to speak with her. Her talk on Haiti was eloquent and moving. She also took questions at the end about women's health care, health reform, etc. and was fabulous. She is really smart and honest and gave thoughtful and new answers to questions that you might expect canned answers to. She expressed herself beautifully. We couldn't be happier.”
- | Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
“Nancy Snyderman…is under priced for the value she brought yesterday. The spouses replied ‘she was the best speaker we ever had,’ ‘it was like she knew us’ and ‘Ms. Snyderman is the most genuinely sincere person on the planet.’ If I booked her now to give the spouse speech every year for the next ten years, they’d love it.”
- | A.A.M.G.A