Published October 20, 2004
Charlotte E. Grayson, MD
Senior Medical Editor
Charlotte E. Grayson, MD, oversees the development of consumer health content for WebMD. In this capacity, she manages the creation of reference content, special projects, and consumer health guides that appear on WebMD, AOL, MSN and Lycos. She works closely with The Cleveland Clinic in editing in-depth guides, and selects any reference content that WebMD licences for this site.
As the "gatekeeper" ensuring the quality and accuracy of WebMD's consumer health content, Dr. Grayson frequently speaks to the media about WebMD's content standards and goals.
Dr. Grayson is an internist who completed her internal medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, attended the Boston University School of Medicine, and received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, where she was a National Achievement Scholarship winner and graduated cum laude. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and distinguished herself by an acceptance into Boston University School of Medicine in their Early Medical School Selection Program during her sophomore year.
During her medical training in Boston, Dr. Grayson participated in many public health projects in the local community, as well as in a national debate on healthcare reform. She actively participated in the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), on local, regional, and national levels. In 1994-95, she was a member of the association's Board of Directors and chairperson of the National Office Operations committee, where she oversaw and upheld policy issues.
Dr. Grayson did her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Grayson's professional affiliations include American Medical Association, American College of Physicians - American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Noreste School of Medicine in Mexico, Brunilda Nazario, MD, 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. Her fellowship involved research of vascular peptides and their interaction, for which she received the Merck Fellow Award 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.
In 1995, Nazario accepted a position as a consultant in endocrinology, focusing on hypertension, lipid and diabetes management, nutritional and weight management, and endocrine gland disorders. She also worked with many women suffering from reproductive endocrine issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism, basic infertility management, and menopausal management with special focus on osteoporosis. She was invited to be a consultant for the Therapeutic Options for Menopausal Health in 1999 and 2000 and the Council on Hormone Education in 2002. Recently, special interest in lipid disorders has led to her involvement in the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Lipid Disorders Training Center Program.
Nazario is board-certified in both internal medicine, and 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.
Michael W. Smith, MD
Senior Medical Editor
As a senior medical editor at WebMD, Michael W. Smith, MD, serves as a consultant to the content team regarding the accuracy of medical text and graphics. He is the physician in charge of the medical news content for the physician website and medical news and features on the consumer site. He reviews multiple peer-reviewed journals in all specialties and recommends stories to be published on the physician and consumer websites. In addition, Smith oversees a staff of 10 full-time editors and writers as well as editing and confirming medical accuracy of the daily stories.
Smith graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., in 1994 and then did his internship in internal medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He finished his internal medicine residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, doing his last year as chief resident. He became board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and then entered private practice as a primary care physician. After almost two years of practicing in a primary care network in Atlanta, Smith joined the staff of WebMD full-time.