Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP
A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant. Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, 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), CNN, KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), and The Doctors, 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 founding Calabasas Pediatrics, a new type of integrative pediatric practice for today’s modern family, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tanya’s latest book, Baby and Toddler Basics will be released February 2018. Her previous book, What to Feed Your Baby a Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids was a best seller since it’s release. She is also the author of Mommy Calls, Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ best-selling parenting book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and The Wonder Years.
When parenting questions arise, Dr. Tanya has the answers—she has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting events and Facebook Live Chats 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 TODAY Parents and Web MD. 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.