Introducing the O Team—the experts of LLuminari, a group of extraordinary doctors, researchers, and women's health advocates.
Pictured, from left:
Nancy Snyderman, MD, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News
Known for: Her work as medical correspondent for ABC and NBC News
Latest book: Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will Save Your Waistline—and Maybe Even Your Life!
Alice Domar, PhD, Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women's Health at Boston IVF, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School
Known for: Research on stress and mind-body approach to infertility
Latest book: Be Happy Without Being Perfect: How to Worry Less and Enjoy Life More
Norman Rosenthal, MD, Psychiatrist, scientist, and researcher in Maryland, professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine
Known for: Pioneering work in depression and seasonal affective disorder
Latest book: The Emotional Revolution
M. Ellen Mahoney, MD, Breast cancer surgeon and cofounder of the Community Breast Health Project in Palo Alto, California
Known for: Expertise in current state of breast cancer research
Pamela Peeke, MD, Pew scholar in nutrition and metabolism, assistant clinical professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine
Known for: Research in stress and nutrition
Latest book: Fit to Live
Marianne Legato, MD, Founder of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University, professor at Columbia's College of Physicians & Surgeons
Known for: Promoting research in gender-specific medicine and women's health
Latest book: The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine
Elizabeth Browning, Founder and CEO of LLuminari, former president at DuPont's consumer health division
Hope Ricciotti, MD, Obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, associate professor at Harvard Medical School
Known for: Complementary approach to treating menopause and writing health-conscious cookbooks
Latest book: The Real Life Body Book: A Young Woman's Complete Guide to Health and Wellness
Susan Love, MD, Medical director of the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Foundation, clinical professor at UCLA medical school
Known for: Research on detecting breast cancer before the tumor stage
Latest book: Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
Byllye Avery, Founder of the National Black Women's Health Project and winner of the MacArthur Foundation's "Genuis Grant"
Known for: Health care activism on behalf of African-American women
Latest book: An Altar of Words: Wisdom, Comfort, and Inspiration
Mehmet Oz, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University
Known for: Cofounding the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian medical center and incorporating yoga and meditation into surgical practice, as well as his syndicated television show, The Dr. Oz Show.
Latest book: YOU: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy
Not pictured: Pepper Schwartz, PhD, sexuality expert, professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle (The Lifetime Love & Sex Quiz Book); Miriam Nelson, PhD, director of the Center for Physical Fitness at Tufts University (Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis); Christopher Hobbs, herbalist and botanist, cofounder of the American Herbalists Guild (Natural Therapy for Your Liver); Susan Troyan, MD, breast cancer specialist and surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and surgery instructor at Harvard Medical School.
From the January 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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