Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She has served on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and Louisiana State University Health Science Center, School of Medicine in Shreveport. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer of Maven Medical Inc. and the Medical Director of Angel Medical Systems Inc. She is currently serving as the Medical Director at US Wellness Inc., as well as a health and wellness consultant for Diamond Resorts International.

She appears regularly on national media outlets such as the Today Show, the Fox News Channel and the popular syndicated Dr. Oz Show. She is a health contributor and columnist for the widely read online newspaper the Huffington Post. She developed and hosts the Dr Leigh Vinocur Show: Health From the Outside IN on RadioMD.com

As an emergency physician, Dr. Vinocur says, “I don’t always get to practice preventative medicine. All too often I see patients after the fact, once they are already injured or ill. That is why I love my adjunct broadcast career so much. I look at it as a public health initiative because I can proactively help people manage their health and wellness before an emergency occurs.”

She has been a medical broadcaster, contributor and consultant for many years She started as a medical reporter for Baltimore’s NBC affiliate, WBAL TV and the NBC News Channel. She was a familiar voice on WBAL radio Monday mornings with Dave Durian, She is seen on numerous other national media outlets as a medical expert, shows such as CNN’s House Calls and the Nancy Grace Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Inside Edition, the Fox Business Network as well as ABC News and the CBS Early Show. She co-hosted a mini series on alternative medicine with Dr. Kevin Soden on Comcast’s Retirement Living Network. She wrote a monthly column for the Examiner newspaper chain and still contributes articles to the Savvy Auntie website and the Dr. Oz website as one of their medical experts.

She says she loves emergency medicine because, “It is a microcosm of society as a whole. As an ER doctor I treat all the medical problems and social ills we see in modern life, problems related to obesity, smoking, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. And while the emergency room allows me to affect change only one patient at a time, when I speak on TV and radio or write about these issues I get to affect a broader change, impacting health throughout a whole community!” She feels fortunate to be able to use her medical expertise in this way.

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