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Introducing SHE MD: A Women’s Health Advocacy Podcast in Partnership with Dear Media

Introducing SHE MD: A Women’s Health Advocacy Podcast in Partnership with Dear Media

Dear Media

March 8, 2024

Introducing SHE MD: A women’s health advocacy podcast hosted by entrepreneur Mary Alice Haney and world-renowned celebrity OBGYN Dr. Thais Aliabadi, in partnership with Dear Media

Los Angeles, Calif, March 8, 2024: Today SHE MD launches, a one-of-a-kind weekly podcast dedicated to women’s health advocacy, hosted by former fashion designer and entrepreneur Mary Alice Haney and leading board-certified OBGYN to the stars and expert in PCOS/endometriosis, Dr Thais Aliabadi, lovingly known by her patients as “Dr. A.” SHE MD launches in partnership with Dear Media, the powerhouse female focused media company best known for catapulting talent and creators to new heights through audio.

Standing for Strong, Healthy and Empowered, the goal behind SHE MD is to empower women with the knowledge and tools to advocate for their own health, especially around oft-ignored yet critical topics like PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, hormone imbalance and more. The podcast will feature some of the most notable and powerful women in our world today, ranging from Grammy-award winning artist SZA, TV personality Olivia Culpo, and celebrated comedian and actor Tiffany Haddish, as well as top medical experts like women’s brain health expert Dr. Kellyann Niotis, menopause advocate Dr. Mary Claire Haver, and anti-aging expert Dr. Dominique Fradin-Reid. Future guests include other patients of Dr. Aliabadi’s, such as Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian, amongst others.


SHE MD is a fully female-founded and female funded venture, the first of several to come from Haney and Dr. Thais Aliabadi. The two long-time friends & colleagues will be launching a women’s health platform this summer that aims to empower women to be their own health advocates. The platform will focus on various key women’s health issues, and provide at-home testing, supplements and lifestyle programs .


The platform’s first initiative will center around polycystic ovarian syndrome, known as PCOS. A hormone disorder defined by a group of signs and symptoms, PCOS affects 7–10% of women of childbearing age and is the most common cause of infertility. In the United States, an estimated five to six million women have PCOS, yet it remains rarely discussed and reluctantly diagnosed.


Dr. Thais Aliabadi: “As one of the nation’s leading experts on PCOS, I want to provide a voice for women suffering in silence and arm them with the tools necessary to both understand and advocate for their health and wellbeing. Our podcast and platform will fill a much-needed void in women’s healthcare.”


Haney adds: “Even in 2024, progress for women’s health still has such a long way to go. Our goal with SHE MD and our overall platform is to accelerate that process, providing resources and insights for women to take full ownership of their health. We are creating a community that prioritizes awareness, access, and action for women globally. We are so excited to launch with Dear Media as our partner. We chose them because of their expertise in women’s content and support of female founders.”


“We are thrilled to work with Dr. Aliabadi and Mary Alice to bring SHE MD to our audience. Upon hearing the pitch, we knew Dear Media was the right home for the show,” said Paige Port, President of Dear Media. “Our audience is craving more content from experts in the health and wellness space, and this show brings that and more. We cannot wait for more women to learn from the decades of experience that Dr. A and Mary Alice bring to the conversation, and to feel empowered to advocate for their health and wellbeing.”


*Upcoming podcast episode dates + topics include:

March 8: SZA, Lifetime risk of breast cancer

March 12: Olivia Culpo, endometriosis and infertility

March 19: Candice Craig, PCOS

March 26: Rhea Seehorn, Co-parenting

April 2: Betsy Brown Braun with Rhea Seehorn, Parenting after divorce

April 9: Dr. Kellyann Niotis, Brain health

April 16: Elissa Goodman, Cancer nutrition

April 30: Nanny Connie, Postpartum care

May 14: Tiffany Haddish, Foster care & infertility

*Air dates subject to change



Some eye-opening facts:

There are 2.6M monthly web searches pertaining to PCOS, and estimated that up to 70% of PCOS cases are undiagnosed

There are 2M monthly web searches including endometriosis and as many as 60% of cases remain undiagnosed

There are 1.1MM monthly web searches about hormone imbalance

30% of couples experiencing infertility are diagnosed with unexplainable causation

An estimated 90%+ of women were never taught about menopause at school and 60%+ only started to seek information once their symptoms had started

A minimum of 50% of women vs roughly 30% of men believe gender discrimination in patient care is a serious problem.


SHE MD is a Dear Media production, and will be available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple and Spotify. At the end of each episode, listeners will be encouraged to visit, where there will be links to tests, articles, books and other resources that will help women be their own best health advocate.


About Dr. Thais Aliabadi:

Dr. Thais Aliabadi, a prominent OB-GYN in Los Angeles since 2002, is the official gynecologist for various royal families and numerous celebrities. Known as “Dr. A” on The Kardashians, Dr. Thais Aliabadi is a sought-after subject matter expert on TV shows like The Doctors, Dr. Phil, Paula Zahn, and Mr. And Mrs. With over 400k Instagram followers, Dr. Thais Aliabadi is a leading authority in the field of women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Thais Aliabadigraduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Before establishing her practice at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Thais Aliabadi held key roles such as the Medical Director of Teresa Medical Center, Director of Gynecology at 90210 Surgery Center and Precision Ambulatory Surgery Center, and supervising physician at Northeast Valley Health Corporation and California Hospital Medical Center.


About Mary Alice Haney:

Mary Alice Haney, a dynamic entrepreneur, women’s advocate, fashion designer, TV host, producer, celebrity stylist, and dedicated mother of five, launched her career as the West Coast Editor at prestigious publications like GQ, Allure, Marie Claire, and Domino Magazine. A trailblazer in fashion and entertainment, Haney has influenced Hollywood trends and style choices. As a familiar face on top-rated shows like “Good Morning America” and “Today,” Mary Alice showcased her fashion expertise for viewers, before starting her acclaimed fashion line HANEY. Her designs adorned Hollywood celebrities for a decade, establishing her as a go-to designer for the stars. Beyond her fashion success, Mary Alice has passionately advocated for women’s health for years, inspired by her parents’ battles with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Her dedication to raising awareness, promoting preventive measures, and championing women’s rights has helped countless women find and use their voices.


About SHE MD

Our knowledge is your power. SHE MD is a weekly podcast hosted by world-renowned celebrity OBGYN Dr. Thais Aliabadi, “Dr. A,” and women’s advocate and entrepreneur, Mary Alice Haney. Our show empowers women with the knowledge and tools to become their own health advocates. Join us for candid conversations with celebrity guests and renowned health experts, covering topics from fertility, breast cancer, menopause, endometriosis, Ozempic, and more. Together, let’s celebrate womanhood and nurture a community of informed and resilient women who can fight for their own health.


About Dear Media

Founded in 2018, DM hosts 80+ podcasts fronted by top-tier talent and has a following of more than 150M across social channels. DM is building a modern day media company through a 360-degree business model, providing unparalleled support from concept to editorial, production, distribution, live events, commerce and more. Due to its highly engaged and vast consumer audience, the company attracts global brands and digital savvy partners with a massive network effect.