Brunilda Nazario, MD, is responsible for reviewing WebMD news and feature stories and graphics to ensure their medical accuracy. She joined WebMD in 2002. Nazario is the health expert for Women's Health Magazine.
After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Noreste School of Medicine in Mexico, Nazario completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California in Irvine. During her fellowship she was involved in research of vascular peptides and their interaction, for which she received the Merck Senior Fellow Award for Notable Research in 1994.
After her fellowship, Nazario joined the faculty of the University of California in Irvine. Later, she joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She also had a private practice in Santa Fe, N.M.
Nazario continued as a consultant in endocrinology, focusing on hypertension, lipid and diabetes management, nutritional and weight management, and endocrine gland disorders. She has also worked with many women suffering from reproductive endocrine issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism, basic infertility management, and menopausal management with a focus on osteoporosis.
Nazario was invited to be a consultant for the Therapeutic Options for Menopausal Health group in 1999 and 2000 and the Council on Hormone Education in 2002. Her interest in heart disease and lipid disorders has led to her participation in the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Lipid Disorders Training Center Program.
Nazario is board-certified in both internal medicine and in endocrinology and metabolism. She is also affiliated with numerous organizations including the American College of Physicians, The Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association for Health Professionals. Nazario is also a member of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Advisory Committee for the Endocrine Society.