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Dr. Vinocur's Background
Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a Sharecare expert, is a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Currently she is serving on faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of emergency medicine and as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has been a medical broadcaster for over 10 years, starting her broadcast career in 1998 as consultant and medical reporter for Baltimore’s NBC affiliate, WBAL TV and the NBC News Channel. She is a familiar voice on WBAL radio Monday mornings with Dave Durian, also appearing regularly on the national cable network the Fox News Channel and the popular syndicated Dr. Oz Show. She has been on numerous other national media outlets as a medical expert, shows such as CNN’s House Calls and the Nancy Grace Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Inside Edition, the Fox Business Network as well as ABC News and the CBS Early Show. She developed and hosts an Internet radio show on emergency medicine sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians. She co-hosted a mini series on alternative medicine with Dr. Kevin Soden on Comcast’s Retirement Living Network. She wrote a monthly column for the Examiner newspaper chain and still contributes articles to the Savvy Auntie website and the Dr. Oz website as one of their medical experts. Dr Vinocur say she loves emergency medicine because, “Emergency medicine is really a microcosm of society as a whole. As an ER doctor I treat all the medical problems and social ills we see in modern life, problems related to obesity, smoking, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. And while the emergency room allows me to affect change only one patient at a time, when I speak on TV and radio or write about these issues I get to affect a broader change, impacting health throughout a whole community!”
- Medical School
- Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Detroit, MI