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After graduating from New York City’s John Dewey High School in 1976, Steven Bier, MD, attended an experimental collegiate program, which combined four years of undergraduate education with four years of medical school, conferring both degrees on participants after six years. Through the program, conducted under the auspices of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, he earned a BS from the City College of New York in 1980, and his MD from the Mount Sinai Medical School in 1982. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, following which he entered a three-year residency in radiology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Upon completing his residency in 1986, Steven Bier, MD, earned a one-year fellowship in abdominal imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, then known as Columbia Presbyterian. That same year, he qualified for his board certification in radiology. Currently the attending radiologist at the Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Steven Bier is well known professionally throughout the region, and has lectured on various topics in his field to professional audiences in New Jersey and New York. He has authored or contributed to numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals, including Radiology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and CME Training Material produced by the American College of Radiology. Dr. Bier has also established several medical education and quality control programs at Union Hospital in New Jersey and Beth Israel Hospital in Brooklyn. When not pursuing his professional responsibilities as a radiologist, Dr. Steven Bier focuses his efforts on working with individuals with autism. He is a director of the Marvin and Shirley Bier Memorial Fund, and of MyGOAL Autism (My Gateway to Overcoming Autism in Life), and spent three years as Executive Director of Project Head-On, an autism-oriented non-profit organization. His wife, Dr. Barbie Zimmerman-Bier, is a developmental pediatrician with a particular interest in autism. Together with Dr. Bier, she helps operate PhotoScanMan, a service that digitizes photographs. Employing individuals with disabilities, particularly Asperger’s Syndrome, the service’s profits are donated to the Marvin and Shirley Bier Charitable Gift Fund in support of employment for people with autism.

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