Bruce K.

Bruce K. Shapiro, M.D.'s picture
Associate Program Director
Phone: 443-923-9136
Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States


Dr. Shapiro is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH, Chair in neurodevelopmental disabilities.


Dr. Shapiro attended Boston University's six-year combined liberal arts and medical sciences program. After graduation in 1972, he undertook post-doctoral training at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was chief resident in pediatrics, and at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is the vice president of training and is an attending physician at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, St. Agnes Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Dr. Shapiro is responsible for the design and implementation of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's interdisciplinary training program. This program, which has been in existence since the founding of the institute, provides training experiences to approximately 200 trainees per year from 14 core disciplines. The goals of the program are: clinical expertise, interdisicplinary process and leadership training. Dr. Shapiro is also responsible for the coordination of the residency training program in neurodevelopmental disabilities. This is the largest and most established program in neurodevelopmental disabilities in the US. The goals of the residency are consistent with those of the LEND project. All residents are engaged in research projects during their training. Graduates of the training program assume leadership positions throughout the world. Finally, Dr. Shapiro is responsible for the training of residents and medical students who undertake electives at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The institute provides training to all pediatric residents from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Shapiro has wide-ranging interests in neurodevelopmental disorders and has participated in research that has focused on identification, assessment and therapy of neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Research Publications


Lance EIComi AMJohnston MV, Casella JF, Shapiro BK (2015). Risk Factors for Attention and Behavioral Issues in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 54(11), 1087-93. 

Lance EIShapiro BK (2013). Confounding diagnoses in the neurodevelopmental disabilities population: a child with hearing loss, absence epilepsy, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J Child Neurol. 28(5), 645-7. 

Jasien J, Daimon CM, Maudsley S, Shapiro BK, Martin B (2012). Aging and bone health in individuals with developmental disabilities. Int J Endocrinol. 2012, 469235. 

Accardo PJShapiro BK (2008). Neurodevelopmental disabilities in pediatrics and child neurology: Child development training for the future. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 1(2), 113-4. 


Other Publications

Shapiro BK, Batshaw ML. Intellectual Disability. In Kliegman, RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE. (eds.) Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20h Edition. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. 2016:216-222.

Gregory M, Burton VJ, Shapiro BK. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Metabolic Disorders in Zigmond MJ, Rowland LP, Coyle JT (Eds). Neurobiology of Brain Disorders:Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders.. Philadelphia: Academic Press 2015:18-41.   

Shapiro BK, Batshaw ML.  Developmental Delay and Intellectual Disability. In Batshaw ML, Pellegrino L, Roizen NJ (eds),  Children with disabilities 7th ed. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes 2013:291-306.

Lewis MEB, Church R, Shapiro BK. Specific Learning Disability. In Batshaw ML, Pellegrino L, Roizen NJ (eds),  Children with disabilities 7th ed. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes 2013:403-422.