Dr. Jim Sears
Dr. Jim Sears
Education and Residency
Sears grew up the oldest of eight kids and his father was a pediatrician.
He earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed his pediatric residency at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Tod Children’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio in 1999. During his time there, he earned the honor of “Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year.”
Sears has been featured on "Dr. Phil" as well as the PBS parenting series "Help Me Grow." Sears regularly travels the country giving lectures about the importance of good nutrition and how nutrition plays a role in fixing medical and behavioral problems. Sears is the co-host of The Doctors and in 2010 the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show.
Sears has been featured on Parenting.com's "Ask the Experts" and CNN as well as contributed to "Parenting" and "BabyTalk" Magazine.
In addition, he serves as Children's Health Specialist for the AOL Medical Advisory Board.
Sears is the co-author of several books including The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood (Little, Brown 2006), Father’s First Steps – Twenty-Five Things Every New Father Should Know, (Harvard Common Press 2006), The Premature Baby Book (Little, Brown 2004) , The Baby Sleep Book (Little, Brown 2006) and the best selling The Baby Book – Updated and Revised Edition (Little, Brown 2013).
Sears is divorced.
He has two children with his former wife and a third child with another woman.