Joseph I. Shapiro
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Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro is currently the Dean of the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine of Marshall University. His appointment in this role was in July of 2012. Dr. Shapiro received his B.A. in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1980. Following his Residency in Medicine at Georgetown University (1980-83). He received his Nephrology training at the University of Colorado (1983-86) where he subsequently joined the faculty and was promoted through the academic ranks in the Department of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Radiology; from 1992-97, Dr. Shapiro was also an adjunct professor of Physics at Denver University. Dr. Shapiro joined the University of Toledo (then called the Medical College of Ohio) in 1997 as Professor and Chief of Nephrology. He was selected to be Chairman of Medicine after a national search in 1999, and he was appointed Associate Dean for Business Development in 2006. He recently relocated to Marshall University to serve as Dean for the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine.

Dr. Shapiro has had a career which blends education, clinical practice and research. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology as well as licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. Dr. Shapiro is the author or co-author of approximately 200 research papers and book chapters and holds a number of patents; he has also been involved with several start-up companies which were based on these patents. Dr. Shapiro has been well funded throughout his career receiving a number of grants from the NIH, AHA and US Army as well as industrial sponsors. His research interests range from basic and translational science where he studies the effects of renal failure on cardiac structure and function to clinical where he has worked on analgesic nephropathy and renal artery stenosis. He has served on a number of editorial boards as well as the national finance committee for the American Society of Nephrology, and he has received a number of academic honors including election as a Fellow of the American Heart Association as well as the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine award.

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