Coronavirus in Context

WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, interviews the nation's top experts to get answers to the big coronavirus questions that are top of mind for us all.

  • Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, provides details about what to do if you have lost your COVID-19 vaccine card.
  • Dr. Topol Provides Answers About Boosters, Vaccination for Kids, and Antiviral Treatments   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, discusses questions about boosters, vaccination for kids, and antiviral treatments with Eric Topol, MD, Executive VP of Scripps Research and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape.
  • How to Use a COVID-19 Rapid Test at Home   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, demonstrates how to use a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at home.
  • Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immunity   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, reviews foods that can help boost your immune system this fall and winter.
  • What is Long COVID and How Do You Know If You Have It?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, explains a post-COVID-19 condition known as "long COVID" as well as common symptoms and treatment options.
  • Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Wanda Whitten-Shurney, MD, CEO and Medical Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), and Clifton R. Kirkman II, a sickle cell warrior, about the impact of COVID-19 on sickle cell disease patients and the importance of vaccination.
  • Are You Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, explains who is eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
  • How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Andrew Ordon, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Host, 'The Doctors', about the surge of COVID-19 misinformation and how you can help stop it from spreading.
  • Can Cancer Drugs Help Fight COVID-19?   John Whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. Michael Foote, MD, Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • New Single-Swab Test for COVID-19, Flu, and Respiratory Viruses   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Brian Caveney, MD, President & Chief Medical Officer, Labcorp Diagnostics, about a new EUA test that can differentiate between COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

John Whyte, MD, MPH John Whyte, MD, MPH, is a popular physician and writer who has been communicating to the public about health issues for nearly two decades.

Whyte is the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. In this role, Whyte leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. Prior to WebMD, Whyte served as the director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Whyte worked with health care professionals, patients, and patient advocates, providing them with a focal point for advocacy, enhanced two-way communication, and collaboration, assisting them in navigating the FDA on issues concerning drug development, review, and drug safety. He also developed numerous initiatives to address diversity in clinical trials.

Prior to this, Whyte worked for nearly a decade as the chief medical expert and vice president, health and medical education, at Discovery Channel, the leading nonfiction television network. In this role, Whyte developed, designed, and delivered educational programming that appealed to both a medical and lay audience. This included television shows as well as online content that won over 50 awards including numerous Tellys, CINE Golden Eagle, and Freddies.

Whyte is a board-certified internist. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center as well as earned a Master of Public Health in health policy and management at Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to arriving in Washington, Whyte was a health services research fellow at Stanford and attending physician in the department of medicine. He has written extensively in the medical and lay press.

He continues to see patients in Washington, DC, and Maryland.