About Us

“A global leader in providing high-quality, evidence-based content to those seeking cutting-edge information about health, healthcare, and innovation that they can trust.”

Our Story

The Doctor Weighs In started as a blog about obesity and weight loss in 2005. As years passed, TDWI began to add a cadre of wonderful writers, both regular and occasional contributors. As our contributors expanded, so did the topics that we covered. We now publish evidence-based stories about almost every topic in healthcare arranged by the following categories: Policy, Tech, Lifestyle, Medical Care, and Psych.

Our Founder

Pat Salber, M.D., M.B.A., is a physican executive and health journalist who founded and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She was a double-boarded emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in leadership roles in almost every aspect of healthcare. Currently, she serves as a consultant to CMS and speaks and moderates at both national and international healthcare conferences. She also serves on the Board of MedShare, a 501c3 humanitarian aid organization as well as on advisory councils of a number of health technology startups. Pat has been a Top Voice in Healthcare on LinkedIn for 2017 and 2018. She has published on a variety of topics in both peer-reviewed journals and trade publications. Her first book, The Physician’s Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, was one of the first books on the topic written specifically for health care professionals. Her second, Connected Health: Improving Care, Safety, and Efficiency with Wearables and IoT Solution explores the field of digital health.

Patricia Salber
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Our Editorial Board


Patricia (Pat) Salber

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Dov Michaeli
Editor of Psych

Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal
Editor of Women’s Health

Our Writers & Contributors

We carefully curate our posts to be sure we are bringing you the best writers and the most credible sources. Many of our occasional contributors publish their work first on their own blog and then send it to us to reach a wider audience. We also publish guest posts from writers that meet the same high-quality content standards to which we hold our regular writers. Here is a list of our regular authors and contributors:

Our Team


Susan Davis
Publication Manager


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Tammy Tran
Medical Editor Consultant

Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal
Editor of Women’s Health


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