Dr. Steve Salvatore joined WPIX in 2005 as a medical correspondent. During his tenure at the station he has filled a variety of roles; from substitute anchor, reporter, and medical correspondent to most recently former host of the nationally syndicated, and Emmy award winning “Dr. Steve Show” which launched in April 2011, and was seen in approximately 30 percent of the country in 8 of the top ten markets.
Produced by Tribune Broadcasting, The Dr. Steve show featured celebrity interviews, health tips and inspiring real life stories that motivated people to live better and feel better. As a fitness enthusiast, family man, father of 2 teenaged girls and board certified Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Steve brings all of his talents and skills to help individuals achieve their personal goals and dreams. His ability to simplify medical issues and empathize with viewers is what makes him so special. He is as comfortable interviewing celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton as he is hitting the gym with The Biggest Loser’s trainer Dolvette Quince. Dr. Steve’s years of television and real life Emergency Room experience make him a unique broadcaster. As the medical correspondent for WPIX 11 in New York City, he can be seen on the PIX-11 Morning News delivering health headlines of the day or offering health and wellness tips and perspective on a wide variety of subjects.
Before joining “The PIX 11 Morning News,” Dr. Steve was the medical correspondent for Fox 5 News in New York City where he was nominated for multiple Emmy awards, and the host for programs on Fox News Channel. Prior to his position at Fox, he was the medical correspondent for CNN. Dr. Steve has also hosted numerous specials for the Discovery Health Channel including “Birth Day Live” a six-hour televised event from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women in San Diego, CA. In addition, he has also been a medical correspondent and health expert for “Day and Date” a nationally syndicated program for CBS and hosted his own prime-time special on Fox 5, “5 Minutes to Live” which garnered him an Emmy nomination.
Dr. Steve is as board certified Emergency Medicine physician. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital and was formerly an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department of St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan. Prior to his post at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital, Dr. Steve was the Assistant Director and Attending Physician in the ER of St. John’s Queens Hospital. He was also an Attending Physician at New York Hospital Queens. He currently practices Urgent Care Medicine and is site director for Stat Health in Ronkonkoma, NY.
A graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Steve received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Steve is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical Association.