Dr. Shapiro is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College. He is involved in the teaching and training of medical students at both Colleges. After graduating from New York Medical College in New York in 1972 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 Psychiatry at Westchester County Medical Center and for 17 years, from 1986 to 2003, Psychiatrist-in-Chief 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, psychopharmacology and individual and marital psychotherapy, among others. He is experienced in psychophamacotherapy and has been certified by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is 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) - independent psychiatric evaluations, consultations, expert witness evaluations and testimony, consultations with other psychiatrists and attorneys, etc.
Dr. Shapiro is listed on the internet among the best psychiatrists in the United States specializing in the treatment of people with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders). See:
He has been included on the Best Doctors and Top Doctors lists every year since 1999 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, Certification in Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry and Certification in Psychopharmacology by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 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, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.