Jo Shapiro, MD
Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Jo Shapiro is the Director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support and a surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). She launched the BWH Center for Professionalism and Peer Support in 2008. Since that time, the Center has become a model for institutions seeking methods to enhance teamwork and looking to help mitigate the epidemic of burnout that is plaguing the medical profession.
As a clinician leader, Dr. Shapiro served as Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at BWH for nearly two decades.She continues to maintain a surgical practice in the Division, specializing in oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. She is involved in global health medical education and training, serving as a Visiting Professor and Otolaryngology Residency Program Advisor for Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda.
She received her medical degree from George Washington University Medical School. She did her otolaryngology training at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, followed by a year of a National Institute of Health Training Grant Fellowship in swallowing physiology.
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