Ian Smith '87

Dr. Ian Smith, a 1987 Immaculate graduate who grew up in Danbury is a notable alumnus who has shared his time and talents with his alma mater. Dr. Smith, a champion Immaculate basketball player and Hall of Fame member, was a recent keynote speaker at Immaculate’s Career Day.

After graduating from Immaculate, Smith continued his education at Harvard College, earning an AB in 1991 followed by a master’s in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School, completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. An accomplished writer, Dr. Smith is the author of 13 books, 5 of them #1 New York Times Bestsellers including SUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet, SHRED: The Revolutionary Diet, The Fat Smash Diet and Extreme Fat Smash. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner.)

Dr. Smith was appointed by President Obama to a second term on the prestigious President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. In addition to being a former medical correspondent for NBC Channel 4 in New York, he has appeared on various broadcasts including The Oprah Winfrey Show.