Janet M Shapiro

Janet M Shapiro, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Pulmonary Medicine (Lung), Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Shapiro received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center, where she was also Chief Resident. She completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at Columbia University and her Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Dr. Shapiro has published articles and book chapters in the areas of critical care and obstetrics, cardiac care, end-of-life care, status asthmaticus, AIDS, simulation. She works with fellows to publish and present many abstracts at national and local meetings.

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Quality Initiatives for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has a special interest in developing ICU protocols to improve patient care in the ICU.  Dr. Shapiro is a member of the Patient Safety Committee, and a liaison for safety issues for the division. Dr. Shapiro leads the QI curriculum for the fellows so that they are able to take the lead in a quality project. Dr. Shapiro is the Chair of the CPR/Rapid Response Committee. Dr. Shapiro is co-chair of the Ethics committee and is involved in ethics consultations and end-of-life care in all units and hospital. Dr. Shapiro is working with the Department of Emergency Medicine on a palliative care program to address clinician education and patient care.

Dr. Shapiro is a devoted teacher, having been awarded multiple teaching awards. She works closely with the fellows on a daily basis in the ICU, at weekly conferences, during the QI elective, Humanism program. She teaches the medicine housestaff and students of the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro finds great joy in being a part of the education of the trainees.


Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, Columbia University

Residency, Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Pulmonology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

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