Steven D. Shapiro, M.D., leads the Physician Services Division and the University of Pittsburgh Physicians as an executive vice president of UPMC along with his overarching responsibility as chief medical and scientific officer. Dr. Shapiro works with colleagues across UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences to support UPMC's strategic pillars of good science, smart technology and accountable care to assure the highest quality at the least cost.
During his first five years at UPMC and Pitt, Dr. Shapiro served as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, then later senior vice president. He’s been the chief medical and scientific officer since 2010.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Shapiro obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago. He then completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency and fellowship in respiratory and critical care at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Prior to his move to Pittsburgh, Dr. Shapiro was the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Shapiro is a physician-scientist who remains active clinically and at the bench. His lab’s research is focused on novel molecular pathways of inflammation, tissue destruction and host defense in COPD, infectious diseases, vascular disease and lung cancer. This has led to several new potential therapies that are in clinical trials. He is the author of over 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters and reviews.
In addition, Dr. Shapiro was the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Shapiro also served on the advisory committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Dr. Shapiro currently serves as a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee.