Dr. Bruce Hensel is considered by many to be America’s preeminent TV and radio health journalist. With over 30 years of broadcast experience in print, radio and podcasts, and as chief medical correspondent for NBC in Los Angeles and many NBC affiliates, Dr. Hensel has won 11 Emmys and two Golden Mikes, including best overall feature reporter twice. He cuts through the muck, demystifies medicine, tells you what is real and what isn’t – what is a fact and what is a rip off – the truth about your health.
A full professor of medicine at UCLA and Board Certified in Internal and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Hensel is dedicated to separating the hype from the facts, to inform advise and empower listeners and viewers with breakthrough news, investigative and feature reports, shows and films they need to enhance and improve their lives.
In addition to his Emmys and Golden Mikes, the doctor has received various “Communicator of the Year” awards and has garnered top reporting prizes from the American Aesthetic Society, The American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, The California Medical Association and many others.
Dr. Hensel was the Chief Medical Officer of dr.koop.com, the first medical information site on the internet, founded by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, was a founder of the internet ethics committee while working with the website, and is the author of Smart Medicine: How to Prevent Medical Mistakes and Get the Most Out of Your Medical Care (Berkely Books). He was also the on-air Chief Medical Advisor for KFWB radio for nine years and hosted two highly successful talk shows for KFI and KABC radio, and has filled in for Dr. Drew Pinsky at “Loveline.”
In addition to all his work in the media he serves as regional director for Emergent Medical Associates, who own 20 emergency rooms and is the CMO of Language Access Network, a leading VIDEO Interpretation service for hospitalized patients who do not speak English. Dr. Hensel graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political theory. He studied journalism at UCLA and Columbia University and attended medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his internship and residency training at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital and at UCLA.
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