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About Joseph I Shapiro MD

Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D. became dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in July 2012. Dr. Shapiro is a nephrologist with more than 30 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. Previously, he served as associate dean for business development and chair of the department of medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio.
Shapiro’s medical teaching career began at the University of Colorado after completing his fellowship in 1987. He served as an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor of both medicine and radiology at the University of Colorado until 1997 when he joined the faculty at the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine (Medical College of Ohio at Toledo).
He served as chair of medicine beginning in 1999, and in 2006, was appointed associate dean for business development at the University of Toledo. He also served as president of the University of Toledo Physicians, the university’s medical practice plan.
In addition to his numerous teaching, clinical and administrative responsibilities at the University of Toledo, Shapiro was the principal investigator or co-investigator on nearly three dozen grant-funded projects totaling more than $30 million and has been involved with the creation of three spin-off companies from that research.
Additionally, Shapiro holds the patents on 14 medical inventions.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100 original research articles, many of them focusing on his chosen specialty, nephrology.
Shapiro is the associate editor for the Journal of the American Heart Association and is on the editorial boards of 13 other journals. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, Association of Professors of Medicine and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He also is active in the American Heart Association, and served as vice chairman of the association’s Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease Council from 2007 to 2008.
He was recognized with the Arnold P. Gold –Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award in 2002, and the Mercy Health Partners – Northern Region Endowed Chair of Excellence in Internal Medicine Education in 2003.
A native of Newark, N.J., Shapiro received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1980. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a medical residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University, he trained as a fellow in renal diseases at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Positions

Present Dean, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
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Honors and Awards

  • American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Fellow (2013-present)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2013-present)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2012-present)
  • America’s Best Doctors (2009-present)
  • America’s Top Doctors (2009-present)
  • St. Vincent- University of Toledo Internal Medicine Excellence in Education Award (2009)
  • Arnold P. Gold –Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award, 2002
  • Mercy Health Partners – Northern Region Endowed Chair of Excellence in Internal Medicine Education, 2003


Contact Information

phone: 30-691-1700


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