Steven D. Shapiro, AB’78, MD’83

Steven D. Shapiro, AB’78, MD’83
2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Executive Vice President,

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer,
Health Services Division

Distinguished Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Steven D. Shapiro, AB’78, MD’83, is executive vice president, UPMC and president of the Health Services Division, which includes 32 hospitals and 4,600 employed physicians. In addition, he has overarching responsibility as chief medical and scientific officer (CMSO).

After receiving his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Chicago, Shapiro completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency and fellowship in respiratory and critical care at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His previous roles include serving as the Parker B. Francis Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and, during his first five years at UPMC, the Jack D. Myers professor and chair of the Department of Medicine.

Shapiro is a physician-scientist who remains active clinically and at the lab bench. His research focuses on novel molecular pathways of inflammation, tissue destruction, and host defense in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as infectious diseases, vascular disease, and lung cancer. Several new potential therapies currently in clinical trials are a result of his efforts. He is the author of more than 240 peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters, and reviews. In addition, Shapiro is a former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Shapiro also served on the advisory committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is a former member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee.

View 2018 DSA recipients
  Learn more about the DSA