About The Doctor

Dr. Nina L. Shapiro is one of America’s leading physicians. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients and the media rely on routinely to set the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions. Her trademark wisdom, engaging personality, and no-nonsense attitude will be accessible to readers everywhere in a new myth-busting and evidence-driven book to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018.

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego. She is the “go-to physician” in Los Angeles and around the world, as many international patients seek her out for treatment of challenging cases that can’t be resolved in their own countries.

Producers and journalists have Dr. Shapiro on speed dial when there’s a controversial health study or a medical story in the news, and she’s appeared on many broadcast programs, including CBS’s “The Early Show,” “Extra,” CNN and National Public Radio. She is a regular guest on the Emmy-Award winning television show “The Doctors,” and her work has been featured and published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, Redbook. Prevention, First for Women, Real Simple and many other print and online publications. Dr. Nina Shapiro is a seasoned and dynamic public speaker who has presented to thousands of academics, physicians, and general consumers across the country.

A skilled writer with a knack for communicating about health topics in a straightforward and compelling style, Dr. Shapiro is a prolific blogger and major contributor to academic publications with more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 national and international scientific presentations to her credit. She is also a regular contributor to the award-winning educational website www.kidsinthehouse.com, where she is featured in numerous videos on health-related topics from air purifiers to sleep apnea.

A native of New York, Dr. Nina Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.