Among his research interests, Dr. Shapiro's work focuses on renal and pancreatic transplantation and the development and optimization of immunosuppressive protocols. He also is interested in the analysis of adverse events related to immunosuppression, including post-transplant diabetes mellitus and viral infections.
Dr. Shapiro has written more than 350 articles and book chapters on transplantation-related issues and co-authored four books: Atlas of Organ Transplantation, Renal Transplantation, Pancreatic Transplantation and Living Donor Transplantation. He currently is working on a second edition of the Renal Transplantation textbook.
After earning his medical degree at Stanford University, Dr. Shapiro completed his internship and residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also completed a research fellowship in cardiac transplantation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Shapiro arrived at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 as a clinical fellow in transplant surgery under the direction of transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Shapiro also is a member of the Transplantation Society, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation, the Central Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the International Pediatric Transplantation Association, and the American Surgical Association. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation and Pediatric Transplantation. He received the Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania in 1999.