Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Shapiro to be next executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine
[Shapiro] is an accomplished teacher, a groundbreaking scientist and a strong administrative leader. I know he will build upon our strengths in biomedical research and clinical care and upon the progress made under the leadership of Bill Peck.
CHANCELLOR MARK S. WRIGHTON
LARRY J. SHAPIRO, MDan internationally renowned research geneticist and pediatrician associated with the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicinewill become executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis and dean of the School of Medicine on July 1, 2003, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.
Shapiro will succeed William A. Peck, MD, who will retire
as dean and executive vice chancellor on
I am delighted that a person of Larry Shapiros stature and experience will assume the role of executive vice chancellor and dean of one of the worlds leading schools of medicine, Wrighton says. He is an accomplished teacher, a groundbreaking scientist and a strong administrative leader. I know he will build upon our strengths in biomedical research and clinical care and upon the progress made under the leadership of Bill Peck.
Shapiro currently is the W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and has been the chief of pediatric services at UCSF Childrens Hospital since 1991.
I am extremely grateful to be given this opportunity
to work on behalf of an institution that has
Shapiro has been internationally recognized for his significant research in human genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. His contributions to academic medicine include patient care, research, teaching and administration.
Shapiro is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Shapiro has served as the president of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Board of Medical Genetics, the Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He is president-elect of the American Pediatric Society.
The search committee that recommended Shapiro was chaired by Richard H. Gelberman, MD, the Fred C. Reynolds Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and head of that department.