Mark Siegel Biography
Mark Siegel is an American Clinical Professor of Medicine and a practicing internist at NYU Langone Medical Center working for FOX NEWS as a contributor. He joined the FOX NEWS news team in 2008, after previously working for New York Daily News.
Mark Siegel Career
Siegel obtained his medical degree in 1985 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following that, he completed his residency in internal medicine in 1988 at the New York University Medical Center. His qualifications include being board certified in internal medicine, reflecting his expertise and specialization in this medical field. He has been an advocate for differentiated responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including instances such as the swine flu, SARS, and avian influenza outbreaks. He has expressed varied opinions on public health officials and the media, at times praising and at times criticizing them for what he perceives as fearmongering or excessive focus on certain outbreaks. He argues that resources should be allocated based on the severity and potential impact of different health threats.
To convey his views, he has authored three books: “False Alarm: the Truth About the Epidemic of Fear” (2005), “Bird Flu: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Pandemic” (2006), and “Swine Flu: The New Pandemic” (2009). These books provide his perspective on the handling of various infectious diseases and how public perception and media coverage can influence responses. In 2001, during the period of concern about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (“mad cow disease”), he recommended that individuals prioritize health efforts based on the most likely ailments rather than those generating the most media attention. He emphasized the importance of focusing on everyday interventions that can have a significant impact on health, especially when compared to media-driven fears. During the 2009 outbreak of Swine flu, Siegel supported the administration of Tamiflu to children at summer camps with large, confirmed outbreaks, disagreeing with the CDC’s guidance to limit Tamiflu use in such settings.
He argued for more aggressive treatments to save lives in those specific situations. He has been associated with Fox News since 2008 when he joined as a medical contributor. Over the years, he has taken on various roles, including analyst, reporter, and writer for FoxNews.com. His notable interviews at Fox News include conversations with President Donald Trump, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, two Health and Human Services secretaries, U.S. Senators, and the first exclusive interview with a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. In February 2020, Dr. Siegel traveled to the National Quarantine Unit at Nebraska Medicine to interview the team of scientists and passengers from the Diamond Princess who contracted COVID-19, providing early warnings about the impending pandemic. Beyond his contributions to Fox News, he is a member of the board of contributors at USA Today.
He serves as a columnist for FoxNews.com, The Hill, and the Wall Street Journal. For six years, he wrote a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times titled “The Unreal World,” which examined the medical accuracy of TV shows and movies. Before that, he contributed a weekly medical news column to the health section of the New York Daily News. Since March 2020, he has been hosting the SiriusXM radio show “Doctor Radio Reports” twice a week. The show focuses on discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and assessing the effectiveness of public health efforts to mitigate its effects. Additionally, he holds the position of medical director for Doctor Radio, further showcasing his commitment to providing medical insights and information through various media platforms.
Mark Siegel Salary
Siegel earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Mark Siegel Net Worth
Siegel has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a physician.
Mark Siegel Age
Siegel was born on June 15, 1956, in New York, United States. He is 68 years old as of 2024, and he celebrates his birthday on the 15th of June every year.
Mark Siegel Height and Weight
Siegel stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall however, information about his weight has not been disclosed.
Mark Siegel Family
Siegel likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Mark Siegel Wife and Children
Siegel is married to Ludmilla ‘Luda’ Siegel who is a physician and neurologist. Together they have been blessed with three children. He resides in New York together with his family.
Mark Siegel FOX NEWS
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Social Media Platform
Siegel is very active on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. He has 39.9k followers on Twitter 1.6k followers on Instagram and 1.5k followers on Facebook.