Niki Manole Ninopoulos was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Spanish and a minor in Biology. After graduating, Niki worked as a Research Scientist at the University of New Mexico’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions while simultaneously shadowing and learning from a few of Albuquerque’s great physicians and physician assistants. She was then given the opportunity to continue her medical education through the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program where she received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She was also awarded the UNM PA program award of excellence.
As a young woman, Niki struggled with acne. Her passion for dermatology grew after seeing what a profound difference her dermatologist had on her life. She is inspired by her personal experience and is dedicated to excellent patient care.
Niki enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young boys. She is actively involved with the Greek community of Albuquerque and also enjoys baking, cooking, and reading.