Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness. Calling herself an "edutainer," Dr. Peeke uses her trademark wit and humor to provide audiences with a healthy lifestyle message in such a memorable and entertaining style that she is the most requested woman physician speaker in America. An avid athlete, Dr. Peeke is nationally known as the "doc who walks the talk" as she inspires by living the message she teaches. Dr. Peeke is a featured physician in the National Institutes of Health's "Changing Face of Medicine" exhibit on the history of women physicians at the National Library of Medicine. She has been named one of America's top physicians by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.
A nationally recognized media expert, Dr. Peeke is the Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV and is featured in the award winning National Body Challenge series. Her book, The National Body Challenge Success Program for the Whole Family, is the best selling companion guide to the television and web-based program which is presently followed by over a million American families.
Dr. Peeke is a regular in-studio medical commentator for the national networks including CNN's American Morning, the Today show and Fox & Friends. She is a monthly columnist and contributing editor for numerous national magazines - including Prevention, O Magazine, Fitness, Glamour, and More Magazine - in addition to being a member of Oprah Winfrey's "O Team" of national recognized experts in women's health. Dr. Peeke is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also health advisor to the Clinton Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and a member of the Maryland Governor's Council on Fitness.
Dr. Peeke is a New York Times bestselling author. Fight Fat after Forty was the first consumer book describing the stress-fact connection for men and women. It has become the go-to book for anyone trying to understand why they eat under stress and what to do about it. Dr. Peeke's PBS special, Fight Fat after Forty: The Stress-Fat Connection, is nationally syndicated. In Body for Life for Women and the companion Body for Life for Women Workout DVD, Dr. Peeke uses cutting edge science and a holistic and integrative program to show women how to transform their lives as well as achieve and maintain their optimal mind and body fitness throughout the decades of their life.
Dr. Peeke is an expert in the newly emerging field of gender specific health and medicine, emphasizing the strengths and vulnerabilities of both genders as they practice healthy lifestyles. She is the Medical Director of the National Women's Health Resource Center and keynote presenter for the Speaking of Women's Health national campaign series.