Bruce Shapiro, M.D.


Dr. Bruce Shapiro is a psychiatrist practicing in Stamford, Connecticut

666 Glenbrook Road - River Suite 

Stamford, Connecticut 06906

Tel:   (203) 327-4144

Fax:  (203) 327-4143


Dr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College and former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well. He has had longstanding involvement in the teaching and training of medical students and psychiatric residents at both medical schools . After graduating from New York Medical College in New York, Dr. Shapiro served his internship and psychiatric residency at New York Medical College - Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. 

Dr. Shapiro has held numerous positions including Associate Director, Psychiatric Residency Training at New York Medical College, Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at Westchester County Medical Center and, for 17 years from 1986 to 2003, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition Dr. Shapiro has served as Chairman, and on the boards and advisory committees, of numerous mental health agencies.

Dr. Shapiro specializes in the treatment of individuals with depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder, the treatment of physicians, forensic psychiatry, and psychopharmacology. He is experienced in psychophamacotherapy and has a past certification by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is also an experienced psychotherapist in individual, couples and marital therapy. He frequently serves as a consultant to other psychiatrists, physicians and psychotherapists. As well, Dr. Shapiro practices Forensic Psychiatry (consultations at the interface of psychiatry and the law) and is involved in independent psychiatric evaluations, consultations, expert witness evaluations and testimony, and consultations with other psychiatrists and attorneys.

Dr. Shapiro is listed on the internet among the best psychiatrists in the United States specializing in the treatment of individuals with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders).  See:

He has been included on the Top Doctors list every year since it's inception in 1998 and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (D.L.F.A.P.A.). He is a board certified Diplomate in Psychiatry at the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has held a number of specialty certifications by various boards and societies - Certification in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Certification in Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Shapiro has also served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Shapiro is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.