Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.

Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.

Chief Medical Editor, NBC News

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Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., joined NBC News as the chief medical editor in September 2006. Her reports regularly appear on "TODAY," "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams," "Rock Center With Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," MSNBC and MSNBC.com. She has covered a wide range of topics affecting society and has traveled extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas.

Dr. Snyderman is an award-winning journalist and has garnered some of the industry's most distinguished honors, including several Emmy Awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Gracie Award.

Dr. Snyderman also serves as the medical director of GE's healthymagination initiative, which is focused on improving global health, reverse innovation, and improving quality, access and cost in the U.S. health care system. She is the co-founder of CarePlanners, a company that helps people navigate the health care system.

Dr. Snyderman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and continued with residencies in pediatrics and ear, nose, and throat surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the surgical staff at the University of Arkansas in 1983 and began her broadcasting career shortly after at KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.