Known as the "doc who walks the talk", Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, is an internationally renowned expert and speaker in women's health, fitness and nutrition. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, and one of the only physicians in America formally trained in nutrition science. Peeke is assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She has been recognized as one of the leading physicians in America by the Consumers Research Council of America. Peeke is featured as one of America's leading women physicians in the National Institutes of Health Changing Face of Medicine exhibit at the National Library of Medicine.
The chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV, she is featured in the award-winning National Body Challenge series, as well as her Could You Survive? miniseries. Her book, The National Body Challenge Success Program for the Whole Family, is the best-selling companion guide to her television and web-based program, which is presently followed by over a million American families. Peeke is the New York Times best-selling author of Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and Fit to Live. Fit to Live is the basis for her Discovery miniseries Could You Survive? In 2008, Peeke won the Audie Award, the highest distinction for her narration of Fit to Live. Her original show pilot was a finalist for the coveted International Health and Medical Media Freddie Award, considered the highest award for excellence in medical film production.
Peeke is a member of the Maryland Governor's Council on Fitness and spokeswoman for the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine national campaign.
Peeke broadcasts weekly as health and fitness expert on WTOP FM, the highest-rated news show in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Peeke is a member of Oprah's O team of medical experts and is a regular commentator and expert for the Today Show, CNN, and other networks, as well as online.
Peeke is an author, contributing editor, and celebrity blogger to numerous magazines including O magazine, Prevention, Parade, More, Fitness, and Men's Health. Peeke's wit and passion along with a mastery of science and medicine have led her to become one of the most requested physician speakers in America. Peeke works with corporate and professional audiences, ranging from Microsoft, Bath and Body Works, and the Young Presidents Organization to the Cleveland Clinic and the Library of Congress. Her new book, The Hunger Fix (September 2012; Rodale) is a life-changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsessions and the urge to overeat.
Peeke is founder of the Peeke Performance® Center, which offers her Lifestyle Management Program guiding clients through the mental and physical transformations of their life journeys. A marathoner and mountain climber, Peeke founded the Peeke Week Retreats where she provides her Peeke Performers with the opportunity to mentally and physically challenge themselves in magnificent outdoor destinations including Red Mountain Spa, Miraval, Golden Door, and Canyon Ranch. Her retreats have been featured in Fitness, Prevention, and More magazines.