Bruce K. Shapiro, M.D.

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Vice President, Training

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9136

Dr. Shapiro is the vice president of training, the director of the Maternal and Child Health Training Program, "Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities" (LEND) and director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program. He is also a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH, Chair in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Biographical Sketch: 

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.

Research Summary: 

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. He is a member of the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He serves on the data safety and monitoring board of a NINDS study for children with Rett Syndrome.

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.

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