Dr. Nicole Saphier Biography
Nicole Saphier, MD is an American radiologist and a medical journalist who serves as a contributor on Fox News. She is the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Monmouth.
Nicole Saphier Age
Dr. Nicole was born on January 26, 1982 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nicole Saphier Maiden Name
Nicole was born Nicole Elizabeth Berardoni.
Nicole Saphier Height
Dr. Nicole stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Nicole Saphier Education
Nicole attended Florida’s Ross University School of Medicine graduating with an MD in 2008. She completed her radiology residency at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Arizona. She later completed n Oncologic Imaging Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona, with special interest in breast imaging.
Nicole Saphier Family
Nicole’s father was a lawyer and her mother was the Clinical Director and licensed counselor working with children of family’s victims of abuse, trafficking and mental illness. She says that she is the first medical doctor in her family.
I have had unique perspectives ingrained in my thought process from a humanitarian standpoint and also a legal standpoint. I am the first medical doctor in my family coming from a lineage of attorneys, pharmacists, entrepreneurs, and shop owners in Southern Philly and upstate New York. I can’t tell you exactly why I wanted to be a doctor. All I know is that I wanted to be a doctor since before I can remember. And I’m the type of person who, if I have a plan, if I have a goal, I’m just going to go with it, and that’s what I did.”
Dr. Nicole Saphier Husband
Dr. Nicole is married to Dr. Paul Saphier who is a neurosurgeon based in New Jersey. He is also a medical contributor for local news broadcasts, radio shows, and the occasional appearance on Fox & Friends.
The couple met when Saphier was in medical school and Paul had flown to Arizona for a conference.
“So, I’d love to say that I met my husband when I was in medical school, because, technically, I was in medical school when I met my husband, but he had flown to Arizona for a conference and we were at a social gathering following the conference. So technically we met at a bar. But it was a bar from a medical conference. He was in fellowship at the time. He’s an endovascular neurosurgeon, so his specialty is treating brain aneurysms and strokes, and I had been involved in research regarding certain spine devices, so that’s why I was at the same conference that he was.”
Nicole Saphier Children
Nicole is a mother to three sons.
Nicole gave birth to her eldest son, Nick in April 2000. He is currently a student at the University of Mississippi. In May 201 8 she wrote an op-ed on Fox News titled “What Planned Parenthood could learn from me: Being a teenage mom was hard, but it sure didn’t ruin my life” where she revealed that she got pregnant when she started her senior year of high school. She said that her decision to have her son rather than abort was not based on political or religious beliefs but on emotion and responsibility.
Nicole Saphier Radiologist
Saphier is a board-certified radiologist in New York City. She serves as the director of breast imaging at the Monmouth regional site of Memorial Sloan Kettering.
She is an advocate for policy changes that will help women, and men alike, make informed decisions about their breast health. Her advocacy began for breast health began when she learned about breast density legislation while completing a Women’s Oncologic Imaging fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
“The concept really reached my heart. Many women were obtaining mammograms and when they were told they were normal, they would ignore a lump they subsequently found in their breasts because they had complete faith in their mammograms.”
She acknowledges that mammography is imperfect but says it is still the best screening modality for all types of breast density.
“The addition of ultrasound, MRI and digital tomosynthesis (3-D imaging of the breast using X-rays) can help what mammography misses but mammography itself should not be replaced. MRI and ultrasound will not see the subtle calcifications that can indicate early invasive malignancy.”
She says that her commitment to the fight against breast cancer was inspired by her grandmother’s experience.
“My grandmother, who I affectionately called ‘Mommom,’ did not pursue the lump in her breast because she was embarrassed to get examined by her physician. I attempt to see my patients and explain everything to them best as possible so they never feel uncomfortable coming to see me about their breasts. I want them to feel empowered and be in control of their healthcare.”
Nicole serves in the NYC healthcare community as a member of the local Board of Health, the Economic Development Advisory Committee, as well as being named the Chairperson of the Joint Municipal Alliance. She also serves the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an advisory capacity.
Nicole Saphier Fox News
Nicole is a medical contributor for Fox News.
Nicole Saphier Salary
Nicole earns an estimated salary of $130,106 – $228,488.
Nicole Saphier Net worth
Nicole’s net worth is under review.
Nicole Saphier Book
Nicole is the author of ‘Make America Healthy Again’. In the book she argues that we can’t fix the American healthcare system until we fix ourselves. In the book she says that the American health care system is collapsing, and people are looking for someone to blame. She calls on all the Americans to take responsibility for their individual health. She argues that by getting healthier, we can reduce the astronomical cost of treatment and improve overall care. In the book she combines historical events, economic trends, essential lifestyle advice, and her own perspective to offer concrete solutions to address this massive problem.