Richard L Shapiro

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Richard L Shapiro, M.D.

Associate Professor;
Department of Surgery (Oncology FGP)
NYU Breast and Surgical Oncology Associates

Clinical Addresses

160 E 34TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8:30 - 3:30; Thu. 9 - 3:30
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-731-5347
Fax: 212-731-5574

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Medical Specialties

Cancer, General Surgery

Medical Expertise

Cancer Surgery, Melanoma, Breast Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Sarcoma, Breast Oncology, Risk Reduction Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Soft Tissue Neoplasms, Breast Cancer, Surgical Oncology

The clinical practice of Richard L. Shapiro, M.D, F.A.C.S is focused on the comprehensive care of patients with Malignant Melanoma, Breast cancer, and unusual skin cancers and tumors (Merkel cell, Sarcoma). His goal is to offer state-of-the-art surgical care within a multidisciplinary framework in a personalized, compassionate environment and to return the patient to a normal life as quickly as possible. He believes that cosmetic considerations are crucial and achieved by meticulous attention to detail, newly refined minimally invasive surgical techniques, and working closely with our team of reconstructive surgeons when appropriate. He was one of the first surgeons at NYU to perform, critically evaluate, and refine the technique of sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in patients with melanoma. After performing this technique in several hundred patients with melanoma, he adapted it successfully in the treatment of patients with breast cancer and tumors of the skin and soft tissues. Dr Shapiro currently has the largest experience with nipple areola sparing mastectomy at NYU and has successfully performed more of these complex procedures than all other oncologic surgeons at NYU combined. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and has lectured regionally, internationally, and through the media where he was recently featured prominently in an EMMY award winning television special addressing the treatment of young women with breast cancer. He is also a popular speaker at SHARE, where he helps breast cancer patients and their families to better understand their pathology reports and treatment options. Dr. Shapiro has been intimately involved in the NYU Melanoma Vaccine Program and has personally treated over 700 patients with immunotherapy and he has served as an investigator in clinical trials for patients with melanoma and breast cancer. In 1993 he created a multidisciplinary oncology clinic at NYU Medical Center after he reorganized and became Director of the Breast Cancer service at Bellevue Hospital. More recently, he has created and directs a Multidisciplinary Melanoma Conference and he is a founding member of the internationally renowned NYU Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group of physicians and researchers dedicated to the study and treatment of malignant melanoma. Dr Shapiro has been appointed as the Director of Surgical Oncology Operations at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center and liaison for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Shapiro created and maintains a Cancer Research Fund at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center generating over $3.2 million for oncologic research and resident training at NYU. He works closely with students, residents, and fellows in educating them on how to attend to the medical and emotional needs of patients and their families. Dr. Shapiro is a native New Yorker who, after graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, attended NYU Medicine School where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at NYU, serving as Chief and Executive Chief resident under Dr. Frank Spencer. After residency, he accepted the Landsberg-Zale Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at NYU during which he studied, in the basic science research laboratory, the complex relationship between metastasis and angiogenesis culminating in numerous publications and an NIH Career Development Grant. Dr. Shapiro is an active member of many medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and Association for Academic Surgery, American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is recognized in numerous top doctors lists including Top Doctors New York, NY Magazine, and America?s Top Doctors for Cancer. He resides in NYC with his wife the prominent GYN Oncologist Elizabeth Poynor MD PhD and their son.

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS PATHWAYS / PATHWAYS ENHANCED, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, ELDERPLAN, HOTEL TRADES, Medicare, NY MEDICAID OPT-OUT (OPRA), OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS

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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Surgery - Surgery

Education

1988 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1988-1989 — NYU Medical Center, Internship
1989-1993 — Bellevue Hospital Center, Residency Training
1989-1993 — Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Residency Training
1989-1993 — NYU Medical Center, Residency Training
1993-1995 — Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr (Surgical Oncology), Clinical Fellowships
1993-1995 — Bellevue Hospital Center (Surgical Oncology), Clinical Fellowships
1993-1995 — NYU Medical Center (Surgical Oncology), Clinical Fellowships