About The Doctor


Dr. Nina L. Shapiro is one of America’s leading physicians. With more than 25 years 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 her myth-busting and evidence-driven book “HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide To Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice: How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not.” Her book for children, “The Ultimate Kids’ Guide To Being Super Healthy” helps children ages 5 to 12 years old learn about their health. It empowers them by giving them knowledge about nutrition, sleep, exercise, screen time, and more.

Dr. Shapiro practices Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat at Westside Head and Neck, a premier ENT practice based in Santa Monica and Culver City.

She was the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 25 years 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. She is a regular contributor to Forbes Healthcare and is a freelance contributor to The Los Angeles Times. 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 nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 national and international scientific presentations to her credit.