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I'm Nina Shapiro. I'm a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist at UCLA. I've been there for about 14 years. I practice ear, nose and throat surgery on all sorts of kids. Kids with something as simple as an ear infection to kids with something more complex, like a serious breathing problem. I see kids ages 0-18 years and I love my work. I have two young kids, ages 8 years and 4 years. And my husband is also a doctor. A surgeon. So our lives are quite busy. We do love to be with our kids as much as we possible can. My husband and I like jogging and running. So when we have a little bit of time together, which is usually in the very early morning hours before work, we like to out for a little bit of a run. And I wrote a book for parents and caregivers called, Take a Deep Breath Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child. And it answers all questions for ages 0-5 years from nose to lungs.
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Nina Shapiro, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  As the first fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at the medical center since it was founded in 1955, her presence has put UCLA 'on the map' in her field.  

A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, she also completed her residency training at Harvard.  She then went on to complete additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, and The Children's Hospital of San Diego.

A native of New York, Shapiro has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Award for Clinical Research, the UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigators Award.  She has also been named "Super Doctor" by Los Angeles Magazine, and has been listed in "Who's Who in America".  

She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, has edited a pediatric otolaryngology textbook, and is the author of the parenting book Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child, releaseded in January 2012. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, and enjoys spending time with them more than anything else in the world.

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