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Brunilda Nazario, MD
Dr. Brunilda Nazario is the Associated Medical Director and Lead Medical Editor at WebMD. She is a board certified Internist and Endocrinologist, she also is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and a Diplomate for the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is the Chair-Elect for The Obesity Society Latin American Affairs Section. She is on the Item Writing Committee for the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Outreach and Awareness committee for the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Dr Nazario is responsible for ensuring content accuracy, timeliness, and credibility.
She works with WebMD's network of expert doctors and health care professionals where she shares her goals, vision, and the key challenges she's faced to help develop an educational and successful learning experience for WebMD's readers. Nazario is dedicated to helping readers understand health information.
Nazario sees patients as a volunteer consultant in Endocrinology, focusing on diabetes management, weight management, and reproductive endocrine issues like polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism, and menopause management. She works with medically underserved communities where the "culture of caring" and cultural competency are prime components to clinics.
Nazario has appeared on numerous radio and television interviews including CBS radio, The Evening News, and Parade magazine, among others. She also participated in WebMD's Town Hall meeting with the first lady Michelle Obama, which celebrated the first anniversary of Let's Move, an initiative to raise a generation of healthier kids.
She was a guest speaker at URAC Global Summit on Diabetes, a panelist at The American Heart Association 4th Summit in NYC on 'Tu Corazon Latina'. She also participated in WebMD's Town Hall meeting with the First Lady Michelle Obama. She has been a regular contributor to CBS radio and news and has appeared in various publications such as Women's Health Magazine, Readers Digest, The Evening News, Parade magazine, Noticias Telemundo, Sirius Radio and others. Dr Nazario loves the outdoors, she is frequently involved in cycling events to raise awareness for research and has completed numerous century events throughout the country. She is also a certified cycling instructor and mentor, and regularly teaches group cycling at the local YMCA.
After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Noreste School of Medicine in Mexico, Nazario completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California in Irvine. During her fellowship she was involved in research of vascular peptides and their interaction, for which she received the Merck Senior Fellow Award for Notable Research in 1994.
After her fellowship, Nazario joined the faculty of the University of California in Irvine. Later, she joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She also had a private practice in Santa Fe, N.M. She joined WebMD in 2002.
Nazario is affiliated with numerous organizations including The Obesity Society, The Endocrine Society, American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologist, and the American Diabetes Association of Diabetes Educators.