About Dr. Ian Smith
Dr. Ian Smith, author of the no. 1 New York Times Bestsellers SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, and SUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet. He is a former co-host of the Emmy winning daytime talk show, The Doctors. He also served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, and is the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile. He was also appointed by President Obama to a second term on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Dr. Smith is a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show “Rachael Ray,” and the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show “HealthWatch” on American Urban Radio Networks.
Dr. Smith 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 “The Oprah Show,” “The View,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Larry King Live,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” and “Showbiz Tonight.”
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 Sept. 11, 2001. He is also very active in charitable causes. Dr. Smith has also served on the boards of the American Council on Exercise, the New York Mission Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.
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 the author of 11 books, 5 of them #1 New York Times Bestsellers including the Super SHRED The Big Results Diet, Shred The Revolutionary Diet, The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet and The 4 Day Diet. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner). Follow Dr. Ian on Twitter: @DrIanSmith, Instagram: DoctorIanSmith, website: www.doctoriansmith.com