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Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom

National Expert in Health and Wellness


Professional Profile

Madelyn Fernstrom is an award-winning clinician, scientist, health journalist, and author. She is a national media expert in the field of health and wellness with a particular focus on mindful living.

Corporate Health

Health and Wellness Consultant – Comcast-NBCUniversal

  • Working with companies/institutions for strategic health planning.
  • Design and implementation of impactful, engaging, and effective strategies for scalable population health initiatives.

Corporate Wellness Speaker

  • Speaker for meetings and events to motivate and engage consumers of all ages in building a culture of wellness.


Health and Nutrition Editor for NBC News and TODAY Show

On-air talent for topics in health, nutrition, wellness, and weight control. Member of NBC News Medical Unit, contributing to scientific vetting of health content for Nightly News and Today Show.

Contributing Writer - NBCNews.com and TODAY.com

Writing digital articles for the Health section, focusing on translation of new science to practical tips for readers.


Don't Eat This if You're Taking That

Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That

The number one resource for learning which foods and dietary supplements don’t mix with your medications

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The Real You Diet

Step by step instructions for building your own personalized toolbox for weight loss

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The Runner’s Diet

An easy to follow guide for balancing food intake and activity for weight loss.

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professor of Psychiatry, Surgery, and Epidemiology

Primary academic appointment in Psychiatry. Secondary appointments in Epidemiology (School of Public Health) and Surgery.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Founding Director of UPMC Weight Management Center

A system-wide multi-disciplinary continuity of care platform for long term weight management. Comprehensives services for lifestyle, medication, and surgical weight loss options (including post-weight loss body contouring surgery).
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Author of more than 100 scientific papers in the area of neuroscience, nutrition, weight management, and eating behavior.


Boston University

Bachelor of Arts

  • Biology (plus honors research project in reproductive endocrinology)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Interdisciplinary Training: Neuroscience, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Psychopharmacology
  • Basic and Clinic Research

Harvard Medical School


  • Advanced training in Neuroscience, Endocrinology, and Behavior
  • Basic and Clinical Research

American College of Nutrition

Board Certification

  • Board Certified Nutrition Specialist by American College of Nutrition.

Latest News

NBC News/Know Your Value

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Madelyn H. Fernstrom, PhD, CNS

Let's Get In Touch

If you’re interested in contacting Madelyn for speaking engagements, lectures, or consultations, please fill out the form below or email at: contact@drmadelynfernstrom.com.

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Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom

Award-winning Clinician
National Media Expert