Mark Shapiro, MD
Treasurer & Board Member
Dr. Shapiro is a surgeon scientist with specific interests in the fields of trauma, surgical critical care, and transfusion.
As a trauma and acute care surgeon at Duke University and Emory at Grady, he led the complex care of trauma patients presenting to a Level 1 trauma center. At Duke, he was successful in both the clinical and academic realm, while at Grady led the Trauma team in one of the busiest trauma centers in the entire country. Supporting the US Special Forces Medics (18 D), Dr. Shapiro was the Medical Director at Duke for their Medical Proficiency Training (MPT) at Duke University and subsequently took this program where it found new and sustainable value at Grady Hospital.
Outside of the hospital environment, Dr Shapiro has worked closely with Special Operation Combat Medics to include the Special Forces, Naval Special Warfare, and Marine Special Operation Command Medics in prolonged field care in the austere environment in rural, mountainous, and maritime environments as well as air support. Furthering his support for the US Military, he trains the Ground Surgical Teams of the US Air Force. These teams operate in austere environments all over the world under the challenging conditions and environments. In addition to his clinical work, he has served as the Chairman of the Transfusion Committee overseeing a multidisciplinary team responsible for optimizing blood product usage throughout Duke Hospital, and as the State Chair for the North Carolina Committee on Trauma. At Grady he led efforts to be one of the few centers in the country to transfuse whole blood to the trauma patient. His research encompasses clinical studies of trauma care, hemostasis and critical care.
As a trauma surgeon with direct involvement in research and resident education. During the Covid pandemic’s initial breakout, Dr. Shapiro went on to work in the epicenter in West New York and New Jersey. From there he went on to Boise Idaho where he was the Trauma Medical Director responsible for raising the level of care in the Treasure Valley including successfully improving Saint Alphonsus Nampa from a Level IV designation to a Level III, the only one of it’s kind in the Treasure Valley. As a Site Reviewer for the American College of Surgeons, Dr Shapiro’s responsibilities include representing the Committee’s highest order of verification that Trauma Centers can earn.
These attributes support the fact that he is well positioned to support clinical research.