Dr. Shapiro is a professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and director of the non-invasive cardiology labs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in internal medicine and at the University of Chicago in Cardiology. He has long term interests in cardiac imaging, left ventricular deformation, left ventricular diastolic function, and non-invasive imaging, and has published more than 100 papers on these subjects. His original work utilized echocardiography, then cardiac MRI, and now cardiac CT. Currently, in addition to seeing and following patients with a wide variety of cardiac diseases, he is devoting much of his time toward teaching and research in cardiac CT angiography.
Dr. Shapiro directs the Johns Hopkins Cardiac CT Practicum, a course that trains cardiologists and radiologists to interpret Cardiac CT, that has become popular and well known the world over.