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Dr. Nancy Snyderman is a renowned surgeon, Stanford University professor, and corporate director. Her career includes fifteen years working on innovative medical programs and products for General Electric and Johnson & Johnson, and more than thirty years as a Senior Medical Editor at NBC News and ABC News. Dr. Snyderman’s skills uniquely span the fields of medicine, science, communications, and global media.

Dr. Snyderman spent twenty-five years as a board-certified, practicing Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon at UC San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania. She began her corporate career in 2003 at Johnson & Johnson, where she created online medical curricula that J&J marketed to the public. Since 2006, Dr. Snyderman has served on the board of General Electric’s Healthymagination, which applies technology solutions to the world’s biggest health challenges.

In addition, Dr. Snyderman currently serves on the boards of publicly held biopharmaceutical company Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and biotech startup Geneos Therapeutics. She is on the boards of The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Albright Institute at Wellesley College, and The Eye and Ear Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Snyderman is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

With unparalleled expertise on the intersection of medicine and the media, Dr. Snyderman serves 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. A bestselling author as well as former medical journalist at ABC News and NBC News, she has traveled the globe extensively and reported 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 is routinely called upon by the media (TV, print, digital, radio) to explain complicated scientific breakthroughs to the public.

Dr. Snyderman lives in Princeton, N.J. She is an avid hiker and equestrian.