Donna Siegfried

Donna Siegfried


Medical Journalism


Moravian College, Drexel University



My goal has always been to provide accurate health information to the public, so people can learn more about their bodies and understand any medical conditions they have. Knowledge definitely is power, and knowing how to be well is the foundation of a happy life.

— Donna Siegfried


Donna Siegfried is a media professional with more than 30 years of experience providing medical and science-based information for medical students, physician assistants, and the general public on a variety of topics, including autoimmune diseases, obesity, genetics, COPD, diabetes, orthopedics, heart disease, pregnancy, and more.

Her work has appeared in review books for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations; national publications, such as Arthritis Today, Prevention, and Runner’s World; and websites, such as  WebMD and HealthDay. She has created news items, feature articles, medication guides, online assessments, chatbots, and books and has interviewed highly respected leaders in science and medicine.

Donna was awarded the Kathleen M. Foley Journalist Award in 2004 for her article “Arthritis Tomorrow.” Donna has spoken at conferences throughout the United States, presented at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and was an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology in Pennsylvania.

Donna is also the original author of Biology for Dummies (Hungry Minds, 2001) and Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies (Wiley, 2002).




Donna has a B.S. in Biology and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Moravian College and worked toward an M.S. degree in Science and Technology Communication at Drexel University. 

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