Dr. Steve Salvatore

Dr. Steve Salvatore


Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor.  I grew up in my dad’s pharmacy in Long Island and as soon as I was tall enough to reach the cash register I started working there.  I met a lot of doctors through that business and I thought it was such a great job.  You could help people, make a decent living, and make a difference in people’s lives.

I grew up and went to school to become a doctor, graduating Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received my medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. I completed my Emergency Medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Eventually I went on to become an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department of St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan. (I also held posts in the ER of St. John’s Queens Hospital and New York Hospital Queens and was also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cornell Medical School.)

As I began to practice medicine I became frustrated with the idea of speaking to only one patient at a time.  I wanted to do more.  Reach more people.  Media was the answer.  I used to watch other “TV doctors” and I thought they were so stiff and unapproachable.  I decided I would be different.  That’s what I love about PIX.  It’s not a stuffy news station, it’s not pretentious, and neither are the viewers.  I really experienced that at our first PIX 11 Health and Wellness Expo.  It was great to meet our viewers face to face. To shake hands and take pictures with the viewers.  It was one of the greatest moments of my TV career.  Sure, winning an Emmy was great…working at CNN earlier in my media career and broadcasting all over the world was pretty cool too.  But it wasn’t personal.  PIX 11 IS personal.  That’s what I love about it.

After about 15 years of working in the ER saving lives and dealing with real life drama every day I’ve shifted focus.  In addition to my role at PIX 11, I now practice aesthetics and anti-aging medicine in New York City and believe I have the greatest jobs in the world, husband, father to two beautiful daughters, doctor and television host.

To find out more about my practice check out my website, www.drstevesalvatore.com.  You can also follow me on twitter @DoctorSteveTV.

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