Bruce Shapiro, MD

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-9136
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 25, 2012

Bruce Shapiro

Leadership: LEND Director
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Medicine-Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
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Bruce K. Shapiro, M.D.
Vice President of Training, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Dr. Shapiro is Vice President of Training and Associate 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 postdoctoral training at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he was Chief Resident in Pediatrics, and at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is 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 KKI's interdisciplinary training program. This program, which has been in existence since the founding of the KKI, provides training experiences to approximately 350 trainees per year from 10 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 KKI. The KKI 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. Dr. Shapiro serves on the advisory board of the NIH study of early childcare; a longitudinal multisite study that is assessing the effects of different types of child care on children's development. He serves on the data safety and monitoring board of a NINDS study for children with cerebral palsy and is also a consultant to a study of the development of children who were exposed to drugs in utero.

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Shapiro BK, Capute AJ. (2006). Cerebral Palsy in Oski's Pediatrics. Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott

Shapiro BK. 2006. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (revised). Neurobase. Arbor Publishing Corp. La Jolla, California. Compact Disk

Shapiro BK, Batshaw ML 2004. Mental Retardation in Behrman R et al, Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. pp.138-143. 1917.

Shapiro BK, Goldstein G. 2002. Mental Retardation in Bloom F, Beal F, Kupfer D, Bell J (eds.) The Dana Guide to Brain Health and Disorders. Washington, D.C.:The Dana Press. Pp259-264.

Shapiro BK, Church RP, Lewis MEB. 2002. Specific Learning Disabilities in ML Batshaw (ed), Children with disabilities 5th ed. Baltimore. Paul H. Brookes. pp. 417-442

Batshaw M, Shapiro BK. 2002. Mental Retardation in ML Batshaw (ed), Children with disabilities 5th ed. Baltimore. Paul H. Brookes. pp 287-306.

Shapiro BK, Batshaw ML. 2002. Mental Retardation in Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA. Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy 17th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.