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Name:  Ian K. Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1969 in Danbury, Connecticut


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Dr. Smith completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Ian K. Smith, M.D. is a physician and author best known for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club series, The View, and as a correspondent for NBC News. He is also the host of HealthWatch with Dr. Ian Smith, a nationally-syndicated daily news feature heard on American Urban Radio Networks. In April 2007, Dr. Ian Smith launched the 50 Million Pound Challenge. The challenge is a national health initiative encouraging people to come together and take control of their health by getting fit, losing excess weight and turning back the deadly toll of weight-related diseases that threaten nearly half of Americans. The Challenge is a free campaign supported by national civic and health organizations. It is helping cities, civic groups, friends and families team up to help reverse the epidemic of excess weight and create a culture of healthier living.He resides in Manhattan, New York City.

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