Dr. Nita Landry, known as “Dr. Nita,” is a co-host on the Emmy Award-winning talk show The Doctors and a practicing Board- certified OB/GYN. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dillard University then obtained her M.D. from the University of South Alabama, where she graduated in the top quartile of her class. After completing her OB/GYN residency at the University of Louisville, Dr. Nita became a locum tenens physician (traveling doctor). Her work as a “traveling doctor” has taken her to inner cities, rural towns, and Indian reservations from Alaska to New York and Minnesota to Texas. As a result, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and insight into the health issues most important to women from all walks of life across America.
Dr. Nita finds joy in inventing fun and innovative new ways to deliver vital health information to the women who need it, especially those who are young, vulnerable, and underserved. Dr. Nita is a published author who has served as a medical expert for the United Nations Foundation, The Dr. Phil Show, CBS National News, Hallmark Home and Family, Access Hollywood Live and Essence Now talk show (Essence Magazine). Additionally, Dr. Nita has served as a contributor for Self Magazine and Pregnancy Magazine, and her medical insight has been quoted in publications such as Cosmopolitan Magazine, People Magazine, Shape Magazine, Readers Digest, and The Atlantic.
Community service is an intricate part of Dr. Nita’s mission. For example, as an undergraduate student Dr. Nita completed over a thousand hours of community service, and while in medical school she was an intern for the The Center for Healthy Communities- an organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities. She has also volunteered at battered women’s shelters, coordinated college scholarship programs, organized neighborhood cleanups and food drives, built homes with Habitat for Humanity, and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of America. As a native of Louisiana, Dr. Nita loves Cajun food. She also enjoys listening to live music, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.