Nancy Snyderman

Physician and Former NBC News Chief Medical Editor
Nancy Snyderman
  • Award-winning journalist reporting for ABC and NBC News, as well as TODAY
  • Served on the board of GE’s Healthymagination and the Global Health Advisory Council for InBev
  • Medical expert explaining the most complicated scientific breakthroughs to the public in a clear and concise way

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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. The former chief medical editor of NBC News is one of the most trusted voices in medical communication as well as a New York Times bestselling author, having written five books. Known for her approachable demeanor and quick wit, she is routinely called upon to explain some of the most complicated scientific breakthroughs to the public via television, radio, and print.

Dr. Snyderman is a board certified otolaryngoloist-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.

As an award-winning journalist, Dr. Snyderman has reported for “Nightly News with Brian Williams” and “TODAY.” She has garnered several of the industry’s most distinguished honors including Emmy, DuPont, Edward R. Murrow, and Gracie awards. 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 corporate work began at Johnson & Johnson, where she created online 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 includes 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.

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

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