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INTRODUCING DR. MARC J. SHAPIRO: Our New Chief of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns

We are very pleased to introduce Marc J. Shapiro, MD, FACS, who has joined our faculty as chief of general surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, and burns. He comes to Stony Brook from St. Louis University where he served as director of trauma surgery and surgical critical care, as well as assistant director of the emergency department.

At Stony Brook, Dr. Shapiro will have an active practice at University Hospital. His clinical expertise includes all aspects of traumatology; the management of injured patients; and the pre- and post-operative critical care of surgical patients.

Dr. Shapiro has special expertise in treating the acute surgical abdomen; the abdominal compartment syndrome; resuscitation; management of single and multiple organ failure; and thoracoabdominal injuries, including lung, heart, spleen, liver, bowel, and urinary system.

Dr. Shapiro's current research interests are in the areas of shock, hypoxia, resuscitation, anemia, and transfusion alternatives.

A prominent physician in his field, Dr. Shapiro has numerous achievements to his credit, including serving as the immediate past president, St. Louis Surgical Society; past president, American College of Surgeons, MO Chapter; past chair, Missouri Committee of Trauma (ACS); past president, McClure Surgical Society; member, EMS Division, Department of Health, Missouri and Illinois; council member, Society of Critical Care Medicine; member, National Board of Medical Examiners; and advisor, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Additional honors include inclusion, Top 40 Under 40 (CBS); inclusion, Who's Who in America and 2000 Notable Men, American Biographical Institute; recipient, "Attending Physician of the Year" award, 1991, 1993, St. Louis University; editorial board, Air Medical Journal, Air Med, and New Surgery; and reviewer, Journal of Trauma, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Intensive Care Medicine, and Clinical Intensive Care.

His memberships include the American Surgical Association, the Association of Academic Surgeons, and the Society of University Surgeons.

Dr. Shapiro received his MD from the University of Michigan in 1979—after receiving an MS from that institution in 1975. He completed his residency training in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit (1979-84), and his fellowship training in critical care medicine at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh (1984-85).

He subsequently joined the surgical faculty at St. Louis University, rising to the position of professor of surgery and anesthesiology.

Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery with certification in surgery and surgical critical care.

For consultations/appointments with Dr. Shapiro, patients should call 631-444-4545 for general surgery.

For consultations concerning surgical critical care, physicians should call 631-444-1045.

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