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Ron Shapiro, MD

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About Me

Ron Shapiro, MD, is the new surgical director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Mount Sinai’s Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute.

Dr. Shapiro, a leading surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in the field of transplantation, trained at the University of Pittsburgh under Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, a transplant pioneer. Before coming to Mount Sinai, Dr. Shapiro was a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the Robert J. Corry Chair in Transplantation Surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. After 26 years with the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shapiro is leaving his endowed chair in Pittsburgh to return to The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he completed his internship and residency.

In his new position at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Dr. Shapiro will oversee the abdominal organ transplantation programs and services specific to adult and pediatric kidney transplantation, as well as adult pancreas transplantation. RMTI is among the most comprehensive transplantation centers in the world, and includes one of the largest living donor programs in the United States.

Dr. Shapiro board certified in Surgery with special expertise in Renal Transplant and Pancreas Transplantation. He is also Vice President of the Transplantation Society,  and President of the International Pediatric Transplantation Association (until March 2015) He is also on the editorial boards of Transplantation, the American Journal of Transplantation, and Pediatric Transplantation, and is Editor in Chief of Clinical Transplantation. Dr. Shapiro graduated with his medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Shapiro has co-authored four books: Atlas of Organ Transplantation, Renal Transplantation, Pancreatic Transplantation and Living Donor Organ Transplantation. He has published more than 380 articles, 65 book chapters, and has given more than 520 lectures. Dr. Shapiro has been repeatedly named by Castle Connolly, Ltd. as one of “America’s Top Doctors.”

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Topics

Immunosuppression, Kidney, Transplantation