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Bruce K. Shapiro, M.D.

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Arnold J. Capute, M.D., M.P.H., Chair in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests: Child development; Cerebral palsy; Developmental disabilities; Motor skills; Language development; Learning disorders; Intellectual disabilities

Background

Dr. Bruce K. Shapiro is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Arnold J. Capute, M.D., M.P.H., Chair in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Dr. Shapiro serves as vice president of training at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the interdisciplinary training program, as well as for training Johns Hopkins residents and medical students who pursue electives at the institute.

He also leads the Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program, the nation’s largest and most established program of its kind, and serves as director of the Institute’s Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Program.

Dr. Shapiro’s research focuses on the identification, assessment and therapy of neurodevelopmental disorders.

He earned his medical degree through Boston University's six-year combined liberal arts and medical sciences program. He completed a pediatrics residency – serving as chief resident – at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also completed post-doctoral training at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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 childcare on children's development. He serves on the data safety and monitoring board of a NINDS study for children with Rett Syndrome.

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Titles

  • Arnold J. Capute, M.D., M.P.H., Chair in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Additional Training

Education
M.D.
Boston University
1972
Boston, MA

Training
Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Shapiro has wide-ranging interests in neurodevelopmental disorders. He has conducted research focused on identifying, assessing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders.

He serves on the advisory board of the National Institutes of Health study of early childcare, a longitudinal multi-site study that is assessing the effects of different types of child care on children's development.

Dr. Shapiro also serves on the data safety and monitoring board of a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke study for children with Rett syndrome. 

Selected Publications

Lance EI, Shapiro BK. "Confounding diagnoses in the neurodevelopmental disabilities population: a child with hearing loss, absence epilepsy, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)." J Child Neurol. 2013 May;28(5):645-7. doi: 10.1177/0883073812447980. Epub 2012 Jul 2.

Jasien J, Daimon CM, Maudsley S, Shapiro BK, Martin B. "Aging and bone health in individuals with developmental disabilities." Int J Endocrinol. 2012;2012:469235. doi: 10.1155/2012/469235. Epub 2012 Jul 22.

Ewen JB, Shapiro BK. "Disorders of attention or learning in neurodevelopmental disorders." Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Dec;12(4):229-41.

Accardo J, Shapiro BK. "Neurodevelopmental disabilities: beyond the diagnosis." Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Dec;12(4):242-9.

Shapiro BK. "Cerebral palsy: A reconceptualization of the spectrum." J Pediatr. 2004 Aug;145(2 Suppl):S3-7.

Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board, Study of Early Childhood, National Institutes of Health
  • Data Safety and Monitoring Board, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
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