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Melody T. McCloud, M.D. is an obstetrician-gynecologist, media consultant and the founder/medical director of Atlanta Women's Health Care. She lectures nationwide on health, sex, relationships, media images of Black women and social issues. The author of six books, Dr. McCloud’s new book, Living Well, Despite Catchin’ Hell: The Black Woman’s Guide to Health, Sex and Happiness has a foreword by Pauletta Washington, wife of Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington.





Dr. Melody T. McCloud is an Atlanta obstetrician-gynecologist who established her practice in 1985 as founder and medical director of Atlanta Women’s Health Care. She is a national consultant and the author of Blessed Health (Simon & Schuster) and her new book, Living Well…Despite Catchin’ Hell: The Black Woman’s Guide to Health, Sex and Happiness.

           She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and serves on the Advisory Council to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Among other organizations, she is a member of Leadership Atlanta, the Regional Leadership Institute and is the recipient of numerous community awards. She is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and other honorary publications.

           As a media consultant, Dr. McCloud has been interviewed on CNN, CNN Headline News; ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, TBN and her writings or comments have been printed in USA Today, Parade, Essence, Village Voice, Family Circle,Health, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more. She is a health expert to the Tom Joyner Morning Show; is a contributor to the Michael Baisden Show and hosts a “Health & Happiness” blog at Psychology Today.

           Dr. McCloud is a graduate of Boston University, Boston University School of Medicine and Emory University Hospitals. She lectures nationwide on health, relationships, sex, media images of Black women and social issues.

           A full biography can be made available for selected requests.