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.