Larry Jay Shapiro

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Pediatrician; Geneticist; Educator
Biological Sciences
Medical Sciences

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, is Chief Executive Officer, University Health Partners of Hawaii. He is an internationally renowned research geneticist and pediatrician, who led the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis for 12 years as Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean from 2003 to December 2015. He also served on the faculty as the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished University Professor. Previously, Shapiro served as the W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and has been the Chief of Pediatric Services at UCSF Children's Hospital. Shapiro served on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine as a Professor of Pediatrics and Biological Chemistry. During his years at UCLA, Shapiro also was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Shapiro earned both undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. 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 is a member of many professional societies and organizations and has served as the president of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Board of Medical Genetics, and the Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases.  Dr. Shapiro was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995.  He is currently serves on the as a Board Member of the American Academy and as the Chair of the Audit Committee.


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