Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD

Bio

A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Calabasas, California, Tanya Altmann, M.D., is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry consultant. Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) spokesperson, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC) and KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.

Dr. Tanya has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to her private practice, she is an assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and chief medical advisor for the Newborn Channel. Her book, Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, hit several best sellers’ lists after its release. She is also associate medical editor of the best selling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. When parenting questions arise, Dr. Tanya has the answers—she has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting workshops help parents through day-to-day challenges, and she responds to concerned caregivers and blogs for a variety of health and parenting websites. Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the AAP Committee on Communications and Media.

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics

Affiliation:

  • Community Pediatric Medical Group, Westlake Village, CA

Location:

  • Calabasas, CA

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