Scleroderma is a Vascular Disease Inside & Out"
Lee S. Shapiro, MD, FACP
Patient Education Forum, Rochester NY
October 10, 2015
About Dr. Shapiro:
Dr. Shapiro, a graduate of Yale
University and Columbia University
School of Medicine, entered the practice of rheumatology in
1982 after completing his residency and fellowship training
at the University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian-University
Hospital. His practice is limited to adult rheumatology.
He has a particular interest in management of systemic
sclerosis (scleroderma) and serves on the medical advisory
board of the Scleroderma Foundation’s Tri-State Chapter.
Dr. Shapiro is the director of the Steffens Scleroderma
Center and is also co-director of the St. Peter’s Pulmonary
Hypertension Center. He recently spent a sabbatical at the
Scleroderma Clinic of the Royal Free Hospital in London.
He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical
College and former Chief of Rheumatology at St. Peter’s
Hospital. Dr. Shapiro is the author of numerous publications
in peer-reviewed journals and has also written several self-
help patient guides. He is a contributor to the American
College of Rheumatology (ACR) self-assessment program
and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians as
well as a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In 2007, he received the “Distinguished Physician Lifetime
Achievement Award” from the Scleroderma Foundation