" 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