Dr. Ian Smith has served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1's highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, is the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge, and is a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show Rachael Ray. Dr. Smith is also the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show "HealthWatch" on American Urban Radio Networks. He is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4, where he filed reports for NBC's Nightly News and The Today Show as well as WNBC's various news broadcasts. He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including Oprah, The View, The Tyra Show, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, and Showbiz Tonight. Dr. Smith has recently been appointed by President Obama to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men's Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan, and Black Enterprise.
A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Smith's work has been honored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his coverage on the momentous events beginning on 9/11. Dr. Smith is very active in charitable causes. He is currently a national advisory board member for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. He has also served on the boards of the American Council on Exercise, the New York Mission Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities.
Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB (class of '91) and received a master's in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. Smith is also the author of seven books: the #1 New York Times Bestseller Extreme Fat Smash Diet, the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Fat Smash Diet, the New York Times Bestseller The 4 Day Diet, the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner), Happy, Dr. Ian Smith's Guide to Medical Websites, and The Take-Control Diet. His eighth book, Eat, will be available in spring 2011.
Culturally Competent Health Care Health disparities in this country continue to stain the supposed health equality intentions that have been advocated for decades. Why do the less fortunate – financially and educationally – continue to see skyrocketing rates of disease, suffering, and death? Sometimes the system that means well simply doesn't get it.
In this provocative keynote speech, doctor, speaker and television personality Dr. Ian Smith investigates the healthcare divide, offering causes and direction toward equal healthcare for the future.
Shrinking the Gap: It's About Time
"The Blackbird Papers" - Releasing Your Creativity
Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.
Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.