Dr. Ian Smith is currently a medical contributor to ABC's nationally syndicated, "The View", a medical columnist for Men's Health magazine, and the medical/diet expert on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club." Dr. Smith is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Healthwise 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 written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, 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. 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, Cancer Research Foundation of America, American Council on Exercise, New York Council for the Humanities, and the Henry H. Kessler Foundation Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master's in science education from 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 four books, the recently released The Fat Smash 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. He is currently at work on his second novel to be released in 2007. A native of Danbury, CT, Dr. Smith currently resides in Manhattan.Smith, Ian K. is the author of 'Extreme Fat Smash Diet ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780312371203 and ISBN 0312371209.