KidsHealth Medical Experts

Neil Izenberg, MD

Founder, Chief Executive, and Editor-in-Chief, KidsHealth

Neil Izenberg, MD, is founder and chief executive of The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media. Dr. Izenberg has had a career-long focus developing media to positively influence families' knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors about children's health issues. In 1992, Dr. Izenberg founded the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, which creates online, print, and video media aimed at parents, kids, and teens, and in 1995 founded the KidsHealth website,

Dr. Izenberg is editor-in-chief of; editor-in-chief (along with Dr. Steven Dowshen) of Charles Scribner's Sons Human Diseases and Conditions, a multivolume encyclopedia for middle- and high-school students; co-author of Fit Kids: A practical guide to raising healthy and active children — from birth to teens from DK Publishing and KidsHealth Guide for Parents: Pregnancy to Age 5 from McGraw-Hill; author of several books, chapters, and articles on health topics pertaining to children; and co-creator of "Not So Scary Things," a board game for children ages 4 to 8 years. Dr. Izenberg's organization has produced more than 25 nationally distributed, award-winning programs for both children and parents on a variety of health issues.

Dr Izenberg is a board-certified pediatrician at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, and a professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is also a member of the advisory board for Sesame Workshop's Healthy Habits for Life, an initiative of the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award for educational projects for the general public.

Dr. Izenberg received his BA from Columbia University in New York; his MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey; pediatric training at Schneider Children's Hospital in New York; and fellowship training in pediatric diabetes/endocrinology and adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.