"I'm Dr. Tanya, the pediatrician you can call on 24/7"


She has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine.  Her popular parenting workshops 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 including Web MD and TODAYMoms.

Dr. Tanya’s webisodes, podcasts and blog will cover every aspect of pediatrics from bringing baby home to raising a healthy family.​

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A working mother of three and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Calabasas, California, Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry consultant.  Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and 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), The View (ABC), CNN, KTLA 5 Morning News @9 (CW Los Angeles), Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.

Dr. Tanya has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to her private practice, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and is the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel. 

Her books include: Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, which hit several best sellers’ lists after its release; What to Feed Your Baby (co written with Momipedia nutritionist Beth Saltz);  She is also Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ parenting book The Wonder Years; and Associate Medical Editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ best selling book Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5.

Entering the new era of social media, Dr. Tanya is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare, a new interactive healthcare website.

Dr. Tanya has 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 of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.

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