Guest Profile

Dr. Ian Smith

Dr. Ian Smith is currently the medical/diet expert on VH1s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, and the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge. 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 The View, The Tyra Banks Show, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 3600, Showbiz Tonight, and The Verdict with Dan Abrams. He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Mens Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, People, Essence, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, and University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway.

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. Dr. Smith is very active in charitable causes, serving on several boards including the New York City Mission Society, American Council on Exercise, and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a masters 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 six 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, Dr. Ian Smith's Guide to Medical Websites, and The Take-Control Diet.

A native of Danbury, CT, Dr. Smith resides in Manhattan.