Robert A. Shapiro, MD

Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-0037

Fax: 513-636-0204


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Child abuse; physical training; telemedicine; diagnosis of child abuse


Robert Shapiro, MD, is director of the Child Abuse Team at Children's Hospital Medical Center and director of the Child Abuse and Forensic Pediatrics Fellowship.

Dr. Shapiro's role on the team includes inpatient and outpatient consultations and evaluations for suspected child physical or sexual abuse. These consultations and evaluations are completed in collaboration with a social worker on the team. He also teaches child abuse diagnosis to students, residents and post-graduate fellows.

Dr. Shapiro's research interests include sexually transmitted infections and fractures caused by abuse. The Child Abuse and Forensic Pediatrics Fellowship he directs is a one-year training program for Pediatricians. The fellowship program emphasizes child abuse clinical, research, educational and administrative expertise and advocacy.

Education and Training

MD: University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1979.

Residency: Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1982.

Fellowship: Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Bellevue Hospital Center - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1984.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1985; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992.


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