CARA NATTERSON, MD, is a pediatrician, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of The Care and Keeping of You, a 3-book series with over six million copies in print.
A graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Cara trained in pediatrics at University of California at San Francisco. She began practicing medicine in her home town of Los Angeles, joining Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica where she cared for thousands of infants, children and teenagers. Eight years later, Cara founded Worry Proof Consulting, a first-of-its-kind practice offering parents open-ended time to discuss the topics that doctors could no longer squeeze into regular office visits – everything from medical questions and biology basics to child development and parenting issues. Cara also began traveling the country speaking to both kids and parents about taking ownership of their health and wellness. Whether in the office or on the stage, she has a unique ability to make cutting- edge research understandable, even entertaining.
Cara is as passionate about community-based programs and innovation as she is about health and wellness. She is the Chair of the Board of Starlight Children’s Foundation, a 30-year old charity that brings technology, entertainment, and joy to children in nearly every hospital in America. She is also on the Medical Board of Advisors for The Honest Company. Over the past two decades, she has also sat on the boards of Baby2Baby and The John Thomas Dye School.
But more than any of this, Cara’s greatest feat to date is parenting her teenage daughter and her tween-age son with her husband Paul, a beloved cardiologist in Los Angeles.
Endorsement/Praise contacts for upcoming book launch
Honest Company – Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan
Peggy Orenstein (writer, Girls and Sex)
KJ Dell’ Antonia (writer, New York Times “The Motherlode”)
People Magazine – JD Heyman, West Coast editor
Conde Nast – Pilar Guzman (editor, Conde Nast Traveler) and Chris Mitchell (publisher, Vanity Fair)
She Knows Media/Learn From Her – Naama Bloom
Betsy Brown Braun – LA parenting guru
Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr (senior parenting editor) and Sarah Bowman (also runs website The Family Savvy)
AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) – “Mediatricians” who promote content consistent with AAP messaging, including:
Jennifer Shu (CNN)
Wendy Sue Swanson (Seattle Mama Doc)
Ari Brown (author, Baby 411)
Laura Jana (author)
David Hill (author)
Tanya Altman (author)