WEATHER ALERT: Tuesday Morning Snow | Forecast | BlogRadar | Weather App

Dr. Mallika Marshall

WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall

Follow Dr. Mallika Marshall on Twitter

Mallika Marshall, MD, is an Emmy-award winning journalist and physician who serves as the regular Health Reporter at WBZ-TV in Boston. A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Chelsea Urgent Care Clinic and MGH Revere Health Center.

Marshall is currently a Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. She has nearly 15 years of media experience, including serving as “HealthWatch” Anchor at WBZ-TV News for 10 years beginning in 2000. Since working at WBZ-TV, Marshall was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.” She served as the medical contributor for New England Cable News (NECN) and as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news. Marshall also has served as the host of “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated and aired in more than 70 markets, including major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Houston.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Marshall received her medical degree with honors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She also has served on the Board of Trustees for the Urgent Care Foundation and the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Boston.

In addition to numerous medical awards, she was an Associate Editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a Contributing Editor for the Harvard Medical School affiliated website, InteliHealth.

Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children.

Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. For more, go to, like us on Facebook at CBS Boston and follow us on Twitter @CBSBoston.

HealthWatch: Moderate Exercise Can Make Fat Cells Healthier

A new study suggests that moderate exercise can make our fat cells healthier.


Robotic Baby Trains Doctors To Deal With Medical Emergencies

The world’s most advanced neonatal patient simulator was recently called into service at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Research Finds Popular Blood Pressure Drug Increases Skin Cancer Risk

Could a medication that millions of Americans take every day be putting them at risk for skin cancer?


Health Officials Warn Flu Season Could Be Severe

Health officials are warning that the United States could be facing a relatively severe flu season this year, in part because the flu vaccine may not be that effective.


Study: Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

Scientists found that dogs’ brains have more than twice the number of neurons as cats’ brains.


Study: Marriage May Protect You From Developing Dementia

Marriage is not only good for the heart but it may be good for the mind, too.


Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Death Risks

Studies show drinking three cups of coffee a day can reduce your risk of dying from all causes by 17 percent.


The Good And Bad Of Drinking Tap Water

Children who drink tap water may be protected from tooth decay, but are more likely to have more lead in their blood.


Researchers Say Many People Diagnosed With Cancer Suffer From PTSD

Many people diagnosed with cancer suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.


Study: Children Who Are Spanked Are More Likely To Have Behavior Problems

Most Americans say that spanking is sometimes necessary to discipline a child, but there’s even more evidence that spanking not only doesn’t work, in fact it may be making matters worse.



More From CBS Boston

Opioid Crisis
Download Our App
Download Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE