Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget

My golden nugget parenting advice is never worry alone. If you’re worried about something, let somebody else know – whether it’s your spouse, your partner, your doctor, another adult in the house – there is no reason you should ever worry alone. And the reason why I think that it’s because I’m both a parent and a doctor. As a doctor, I never want to worry alone. If I worried about a patient, I’ll talk to another doctor about it. And that goes for parents too. If I’m worried about my child, I’ll talk to another adult about it. If you’re worried, let somebody calm you down. Or let somebody say, “Yes, this is something worrisome.” But never worry alone. If you’re worried, there may be good reason for it.

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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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