Lauren Shapiro, MD, MS
Dr. Lauren Shapiro is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in surgical care for injuries or other conditions of the upper extremities. She has a particular interest in treating patients who have had traumatic or sports injuries to their hands or forearms.
Shapiro's research spans multiple disciplines and includes projects exploring how to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. She conducts research on patient treatment preferences, shared decision-making, and empowering patients to fully understand their treatment options.
Shapiro earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery. She earned a master's degree in health analytics at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Duke University School of Medicine.
Shapiro is a member of the Hand Surgery Quality Consortium, and she chairs a global consortium of hand surgery experts seeking to assess and improve the safety and quality of hand care in countries with limited resources. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, published more than 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts and written seven book chapters. She also reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Hand Surgery.
Shapiro is active in other professional societies as well, serving on committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She has conducted outreach programs to improve surgery, medical education and research capacity in developing countries around the world and has received a variety of awards, including a travel fellowship from Health Volunteers Overseas and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.