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 wisdom to provide audiences with a healthy lifestyle message in such a memorable and entertaining style that she is one of the most requested physician speakers 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 featured 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, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Peeke has teamed with the US Surgeon General to create the Surgeon General Walks for a Healthy and Fit Nation. She is a member of the Maryland Governor’s Council on Fitness, and is national spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine global campaign.
Dr. Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD’s 90 million members, using a multimedia educational approach that includes The Everyday Fitness with Dr. Pam Peeke blogs, newsletters, podcasts and her healthy diet and lifestyle community exchange.
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. Dr. Peeke is the New York Times bestselling author of Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and Fit to Live. Dr. Peeke’s newest book, The Hunger Fix: The 3-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, launched on the Katie Couric show, and became a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Peeke is the recipient of the Audie Award for her narration and interpretation of Fit to Live. Her Could You Survive? pilot was a finalist for the International Health and Medical Media Freddie Award, considered the highest award for excellence in medical film production.
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, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, and More Magazine.
Dr. Peeke was the first senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, where she helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving stress, nutrition and fitness. At the NIH, Dr. Peeke was the recipient of the National Health Research Science Fellowship and Intramural Research Training Award while conducting her original research on the relationship between adipose distribution and stress.
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 Advisor to the National Women’s Health Resource Center and keynote presenter for the Speaking of Women’s Health national campaign series. Dr. Peeke is a consultant to corporate America, participating on boards and think tanks drawing upon her skill set spanning the realm from health and wellness lifestyle coaching to predicting trends in the healthy living and aging space.
Dr. Peeke is founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™, which offers her Lifestyle Management Program guiding clients through the mental and physical transformations of their life journeys. Triathlete, marathoner and mountain climber, Dr. 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 hiking the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks. The Peeke Week Retreats also include athletic challenges (marathons, cycling adventures, triathlons) in combination with relaxation and rejuvenation at destinations including Red Mountain Resort, Miraval, Canyon Ranch and the Golden Door. Her retreats have been featured in Fitness, Prevention and More magazines.
Dr. Pamela Peeke