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Joseph I. Shapiro, MD, has been named as dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He joined Marshall on July 1 from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, OH, where he served as associate dean for business development and chair of the department of medicine and was president of the University of Toledo Physicians. He succeeds Robert C. Nerhood, MD, who served as interim dean following the appointment of former dean, Charles H. McKown, MD, as vice president for health sciences advancement. Dr. Shapiro will be the fifth dean of Marshall’s School of Medicine since its establishment in the mid-1970’s.

Dr. Shapiro earned his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University and fellowship in renal diseases at the University of Colorado, Denver (CU Denver). After his fellowship, Dr. Shapiro served at CU Denver as an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor of medicine and of radiology until joining the faculty at the University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly Medical College of Ohio at Toledo) in 1997.

Dr. Shapiro’s areas of focus have been acid-base and electrolyte disturbances, cellular energy metabolism, mechanisms of acute and chronic renal failure and renal transplantation. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grant-funded projects, and he holds the patents on 14 medical inventions. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, Association of Professors of Medicine and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is active in the American Heart Association (AHA) and serves as the associate …

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