A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician practicing in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant. Dr. Altmann is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.
As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC), Fox News Channel, KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), and The Doctors, Dr. Altmann has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.
Dr. Altmann has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to founding Calabasas Pediatrics Wellness Center, a new type of integrative pediatric practice for today’s modern family, she is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Several of Dr. Altmann’s parenting books have been best-sellers including Baby and Toddler Basics (AAP 2018) and What to Feed Your Baby (Harper One 2016). She is also the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ best-selling parenting book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5.
When parenting questions arise, Dr. Altmann has the answers—she has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting events and Facebook Live Chats help parents through day-to-day child-rearing challenges, and she responds to concerned caregivers and blogs on controversial topics for a variety of health and parenting websites.
Dr. Altmann has been involved with Sharecare since its inception and enjoys serving on the editorial advisory board for Sharecare and as a member of the Sharecare Awards Academy of Judges. Previously, Dr. Altmann served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.