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Nina Shapiro M.D.

Dr. Nina 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, HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice—How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not, to be published by St. Martin’s Press on May 1, 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.

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April 2018

Hype – A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States + Google Map

Does sugar feed cancer cells? When can naturopathic medicine have merit? Which vitamins have value? Can detoxes be toxic? Are genetically modified foods unhealthy? Is gluten that bad? Can vaccines cause brain disorders such as autism? Is genetic testing a good idea? What health issues should we really be worried about...and what’s just plain HYPE? These are some of the many questions Nina Shapiro, M.D., hears constantly from patients in her practice, as well as from friends, acquaintances, and the…

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