Dr Shapiro lives in Winston-Salem with his wife and their two children. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and hiking.
Dr Shapiro completed medical school in 1998 at the UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a cardiology fellowship at the Beth Israel Medical Center, he spent two additional years in a clinical and research fellowship focused on advanced cardiovascular imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School.
Dr Shapiro is the inaugural Fred M. Parrish professor of cardiology and molecular medicine at Wake Forest University. Previously, he was on the faculty in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. There, he was able to combine his interests in atherosclerosis imaging and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He was director of atherosclerosis imaging and associate director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology.
Dr Shapiro’s clinical interests focus on genetic and acquired disorders of cholesterol and triglycerides, atherosclerosis imaging, genetic predisposition to early heart attacks and cardiovascular risk assessment in apparently healthy individuals. His work has been published extensively in the areas of atherosclerosis imaging, lipid disorders and preventive cardiology. Dr Shapiro’s current investigative research focuses on PCSK9 physiology and its impact on lipoprotein metabolism. Additionally, he is engaged in clinical trials testing novel lipid-modulating therapeutics.1
- 1998: Medical School, UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine
- 1999 - 2002: Residency Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
- 2002 - 2005: Fellowship Cardiovascular Disease, Beth Israel Medical Center
- 2005 - 2007: Fellowship Cardiac Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Present: Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Speciality
- Cardiothoracic imaging
- Preventive cardiology
- Cardiovascular disease genetics
- Exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation