Dr. Maria Simbra is an Emmy award-winning medical journalist, who brings a unique set of skills to her position as medical reporter on KDKA-TV. A member of the KDKA news team since 2002, this physician and formally trained journalism professional provides expert and informative reports on the health care issues that affect our hometown residents the most. Dr. Simbra has reported on a variety of timely health care topics – from new medical technology, to trends in health care, to diseases that touch our community — with both insight and empathy. She has been recognized numerous times for her work including an Emmy award in 2008 and was named on Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 under 40″ list. Dr. Simbra has been a clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and was in private practice neurology prior to that. She also teaches medical journalism to both journalism and medical students at Pittsburgh area universities.