Dr. Partha Nandi, creator and host of the nationally and internationally syndicated medical lifestyle television show, “Ask Dr. Nandi,” which reaches millions of households, is set to join the HITN family.
The largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the U.S. Nov. 2 announced the addition of “Doctor Nandi” to its “Vida y Salud Television” program block, a unique space devoted to improving the health of the U.S. Hispanic community.
“Doctor Nandi,” an hour-long talk show created and hosted by the charismatic Indian American physician with a mission to improve the health of America and the world with compassion, empathy and integrity, will broadcast with Spanish subtitles weekdays at 3:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT starting this week.
During the show, according to a press release, the physician will interview special guests, asking them insightful questions that promote a discussion about health topics as varied as prostate cancer, breast cancer treatment and senior care.
“‘Doctor Nandi’ is an international Emmy Award-winning program that helps audiences identify health problems, offering viewers and their families practical and realistic solutions to conditions common among the U.S. Hispanic community,” stated Erika Vogt-Lowell, director of programming and acquisitions at HITN. “‘Doctor Nandi’s’ approach to discussing wellness, fitness, and nutrition by incorporating compassion with a sense of community makes his show a perfect fit for the ‘Vida y Salud Television’ program block.”
“I am excited to collaborate on this project with HITN and to reach millions of Spanish-speakers in the United States, inspiring them to become their own ‘#HealthHeroes,” said Nandi. “Prevention is the most effective way to combat many of the health problems common among Hispanics, including obesity and diabetes, and it starts with modifying nutrition and lifestyle habits.”
Born in Kolkata, Nandi came to the U.S. after high school, attended Ohio State University on a full scholarship, and obtained his medical degree from Wayne State University. He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Currently, he practices gastroenterology in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.