Peter A. Shapiro, M.D., is the Director of Fellowship Training in Psychosomatic Medicine and Associate Director of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. He graduated from Princeton University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency in Psychiatry and fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Shapiro’s academic research interests include depression in heart disease, psychiatric aspects of organ transplantation, delirium, and cardiovascular psychophysiology. He was a co-investigator for the REMATCH and SADHART trials, and is currently a co-investigator for three federally-funded studies. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed original research papers and 20 book chapters.
Dr. Shapiro is a past president of the Society for Liaison Psychiatry, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the American Psychosomatic Society. He has been a member of the Risk Prevention and Health Behavior-3 study section at NIH, a Board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a founding member of its Psychosomatic Medicine certification committee. He is the recipient of the Dlin-Fischer Prize for Clinical Research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Bakken Prize for Contributions to Heart-Brain Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic Heart-Brain Institute.