Dr. Bob Arnot

Biography

Prior to joining NBC in December, 1996, Dr. Arnot was a health correspondent for CBS News. Named health correspondent for the CBS Evening News in February of 1993, he served as a medical reporter for the CBS Morning News from 1981 through 1984, and as CBS This Morning's medical correspondent from 1985 to 1992. He also contributed to other CBS News broadcasts until he joined NBC in December of 1996, and made his first on-air appearance in June of 1997.

He is also well-known for his documentaries, one of which won the Dupont Award for its insider's look at the use and abuse of crack, 48 Hours on Crack Street. Others include 48 Hours: Smoking, AIDS Hits Home, and 48 Hours: War on Heart Disease.

In his various reporting capacities, Dr. Bob has covered many miles and many topics, teaching his viewers about everything from the AIDS crisis to medical innovations to the famine in Somalia.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Bob received a bachelor of medical science degree from Dartmouth College in 1972 and a medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1974.

He began his medical career as the founder and chief of the Lake Placid Sports Medical Center, where he not only served as administrator, but also as the physician for the 1977-1980 U.S. Ski Team and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. He continues to be active in this arena, developing computer applications for sports training.

From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Bob served as national medical director of the National Emergency Service, where he was responsible for the education and quality control of 2,500 physicians in 116 hospitals across the country. He practiced emergency room medicine from 1976 to 1984.

A successful author, Dr. Arnot has published five books: Sports Selection (1985), a comprehensive sports science book; The Best Medicine (1992), a book which gives concrete, practical advice on how to receive the best medical treatment possible; Dr. Bob Arnot's Guide to Turning Back the Clock (1995), a complete fitness program for men, featuring nutrition, sports, and exercise; Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program (1997), a groundbreaking step-by-step diet program; and his latest, The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet (1998). He publishes a monthly newsletter, Dr. Bob Arnot's Insider's Health Letter, and writes a monthly column for Self magazine.

A veteran lecturer, he has spoken before business organizations and conventions, colleges, sports groups, and community hospitals from Massachusetts to Florida to California. Whether giving a motivational speech or discussing the use of steroids by athletes, Dr. Bob captivates his audiences with his intelligence, energy, and charm. His medical career is one that has set standards, changed accepted ideas, and created a greater ability to understand our own physical being.

Just some of his lecture topics include Be Your Personal Best; Power Aging: Let's Hang On to What We've Got; Medicine and the Media; Crack, AIDS and Steroids; and Food, Fat and Fiction demonstrate his versatile and refreshing approach to medical studies.

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