John Whyte, MD, to Join WebMD as Chief Medical Officer

Led Stakeholder Engagement for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

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New York, NY, July 25, 2018 – WebMD, an Internet Brands company, today announced that John Whyte, MD, MPH, will join WebMD as Chief Medical Officer.  Most recently Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Whyte will start at WebMD on August 20.

In his new role, Dr. Whyte will lead WebMD’s efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. 

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Whyte to WebMD and look forward to benefiting from his extensive health care expertise and his unique communication skills,” said Steven Zatz, MD, CEO, WebMD.  “His deep understanding of the critical health information needs of both general audiences and the underserved supports our commitment to improve health care knowledge and across all populations.”

"I'm thrilled to be joining WebMD's world-class brand and team and look forward to helping them educate consumers on the latest advances in healthcare,” said Dr. Whyte. “I've spent much of my career helping to simplify complex health and medical topics in ways that consumers can embrace and take action with their health."

In his current role, Dr. Whyte works with health care professionals, patients, patient advocates, and other industry stakeholders, to support them in driving their mission and helping them in navigating the FDA on issues concerning drug development, review and drug safety.

He previously served as the Chief Medical Expert and Vice President, Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel.

Dr. Whyte is a board-certified internist.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center as well as earned a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University School of Public Health.  

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