Last updated on: 1/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

William Sears, MD Biography

Title:
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk is one-stop shopping for nutrition. It contains nearly all the basic nutrients that a growing child needs: fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals (except iron). While it is true that most of the nutrients in milk can be gotten easily from other sources, such as vegetables, legumes, and seafood, milk puts them all together in a convenient package.”

“Milk,” from his website AskDrSears.com, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics – University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Medical and parenting consultant, BabyTalk magazine and Parenting magazine
  • Pediatrician – AskDrSears.com website and Parenting.com website
  • Former Ward Chief of Newborn Nursery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronta, Canada
  • Former Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronta, Canada
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal College of Pediatricians
Education:
  • MD, Harvard University Medical School
Other:
  • None found