Marc J. Shapiro, MD — Academic Profile

  • Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology

Board Certifications


  • University of Michigan (1975)
Medical School
  • University of Michigan (1979)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (1979-84)
Fellowship Training
  • Critical Care Medicine, University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1984-85)

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Management of injured patients—all aspects of traumatology
  • Pre- and post-operative critical care of surgical patients
  • Treatment of the acute surgical abdomen
  • Treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Resuscitation
  • Management of single and multiple organ failure
  • Thoracoabdominal injuries, including lung, heart, spleen, liver, bowel, and urinary system
Marc J. Shapiro, MD

Contact Information

Division of Trauma, Emergency
Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-040
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-8329
Fax: 631-444-6176

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  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional
  • Selected for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, representing the top 10% of physicians in the New York Metropolitan area
  • Immediate past president, St. Louis Surgical Society
  • Past president, American College of Surgeons, MO Chapter
  • Past chair, Missouri Committee of Trauma (ACS)
  • Past president, McClure Surgical Society
  • Member, EMS Division, Department of Health, Missouri and Illinois
  • Council, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Advisor, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Inclusion, Top 40 Under 40 (CBS)
  • Inclusion, Who's Who in America and 2000 Notable Men, American Biographical Institute
  • Recipient, "Attending Physician of the Year" award, 1991, 1993, St. Louis University; editorial board, Air Medical Journal, Air Med, and New Surgery; reviewer, Journal of Trauma, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Intensive Care Medicine, and Clinical Intensive Care
  • Albert SG, Shapiro MJ, Brown WW, Goodgold H, Zuckerman D, Durham R, Kern M, Fletcher J, Wolverson M, Plummer ES, Baue AE. Prediction of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy: evaluation of adenosine triphosphate - MgCl2 as a renoprotective agent. Invest Radiol 1994;29:618-23.
  • Altieri MS, Almasry I, Jones T, McPhee C, McCormack JE, Huang EC, Eckardt P, Shapiro MJ, Eckardt S, Vosswinkel JA, Jawa RS. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and permanent pacemakers: prevalence and patient outcomes after trauma. Am J Surg 2016;212:953-60.
  • Arfken CL, Shapiro MJ, Bessey PQ, Littenberg B. Effectiveness of helicopter versus ground ambulance services for interfacility transport. J Trauma 1998;45:785-90.
  • Azu MC, McCormack JE, Huang EC, Lee TK, Shapiro MJ. Venous thromboembolic events in hospitalized trauma patients. Am Surg 2007;73:1228-31.
  • Azu MC, McCormack JE, Scriven RJ, Brebbia JS, Shapiro MJ, Lee TK. Venous thromboembolic events in pediatric trauma patients: is prophylaxis necessary? J Trauma 2005;59:1345-9.
  • Bailey J, Shapiro MJ. Abdominal compartment syndrome. J Crit Care 1997;42:374-83.
  • Bailey J, Shapiro MJ. Abdominal compartment syndrome. Crit Care 2000;4:23-9.
  • Barie PS, Eachempati SR, Shapiro MJ. Antibiotic therapy: the old, the new and the future. In: Asensio JA, Trunkey DD, editors. Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008: 688-701.
  • Baue AE, Durham RM, Mazuski JL, Shapiro MJ. Trauma management in the 21st century. Shock 1995;4:384-8.
  • Bristow A, Shapiro MJ. Personnel required for transport. In: Webb AR, Shapiro, MJ, Singer M, Suter P, editors. The Oxford Textbook of Critical Care. London: Oxford Press, 1999: 833-5.
  • Brophy GM, Sheehan V, Shapiro MJ, Lottenberg L, Scarlata D, Audhya P; ASSESS Study Group and Amgen Inc. A US multicenter, retrospective, observational study of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent utilization in anemic, critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Clin Ther 2008;30:2324-34.
  • Chandel B, Shapiro MJ, Kurtz M, Rana WZ, Mathews M, Jellinek M, Baue AE. MEGX (monoethylglycinexylidide): a novel in vivo test to measure early hepatic dysfunction after hypovolemic shock. Shock 1995;3:51-3.
  • Copertino LM, McCormack JE, Rutigliano DN, Huang EC, Shapiro MJ, Vosswinkel JA, Jawa RS. Early unplanned hospital readmission after acute traumatic injury: the experience at a state-designated level-I trauma center. Am J Surg 2015;209:268-73.
  • Corwin HL, Gettinger A, Pearl RG, Fink MP, Levy MM, Abraham E, MacIntyre NR, Shabot MM, Duh MS, Shapiro MJ. The CRIT Study: Anemia and blood transfusion in the critically ill-current clinical practice in the United States. Crit Care Med 2004;32:39-52.
  • Durham RM, Luchtefeld WB, Wibbenmeyer L, Maxwell P, Shapiro MJ, Mazuski JE. Evaluation of the thoracic and lumbar spine after blunt trauma. Am J Surg 1995;170:681-5.
  • Durham RM, Mistry BM, Shapiro MJ. Outcome and utility of scoring systems in the management of the mangled extremity syndrome. Am J Surg 1996;172:569-74.
  • Durham RM, Neunaber K, Mazuski JE, Shapiro MJ, Baue AE. The use of oxygen consumption and delivery as endpoints for resuscitation in critically ill patients. J Trauma 1996;41:32-40.
  • Durham R, Neunaber K, Vogler G, Shapiro M, Mazuski J. Right ventricular end diastolic volume as a measure of preload. J Trauma 1995;39:218-24.
  • Durham RM, Zuckerman D, Shapiro MJ, et al. Computed tomography as a screening exam in patients with suspected blunt aortic injury. Ann Surg 1994;220:699-704.
  • Eachempati SR, Shapiro MJ, Barie, PS. Fundamentals of mechanical ventilation. In: Asensio JA, Trunkey DD, editors. Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008: 609-20.
  • Fisher CJ, Dhainaut JF, Shapiro MJ, et al. Human recombinant interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-Ira) reduces the mortality of patients with sepsis syndrome as a functional disease severity; a randomized, double blind placebo-controlled trial. JAMA 1994;271:1836-43.
  • Grossmann EM, Longo WE, Kaminski DL, Shapiro MJ, Mazuski JE. Clostridium difficile toxin: cytoskeletal changes and lactate dehydrogenase release in hepatocytes. J Surg Res 2000;88:165-72.
  • Hong JJ, Mazuski JE, Shapiro MJ. Daily interruption of sedative infusions in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med 2000;343:814; author reply 814-5.
  • Jawa RS, Singer AJ, Rutigliano DN, McCormack JE, Huang EC, Shapiro MJ, Fields SD, Morelli BN, Vosswinkel JA. Spinal fractures in older adult patients admitted after low-level falls: 10-year incidence and outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2017;65:909-15.
  • Jawa RS, Vosswinkel JA, McCormack JE, Huang EC, Thode HC Jr, Shapiro MJ, Singer AJ. Risk assessment of the blunt trauma victim: the role of the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score (qSOFA). Am J Surg 2017;214:397-401.
  • Kurzweil SM, Shapiro MJ, Andrus CH, Wittgen CM, Herrmann VM, Kaminski DL. Hyperbilirubinemia without common duct abnormalities and hyperamylasemia without pancreatitis in patients with gallbladder disease. Arch Surg 1994;129:829-33.
  • Levine JH, Longo WE, Pruitt C, Mazuski JE, Shapiro MJ, Durham RM. Management of selected rectal injuries by primary repair. Am J Surg 1996;172:575-9.
  • Maitra SR, Bhaduri S, Chen E, Shapiro MJ. Role of chemically modified tetracycline on TNF-alpha and mitogen-activated protein kinases in sepsis. Shock 2004;22:478-81.
  • Maitra SR, Bhaduri S, El-Maghrabi MR, Shapiro MJ. Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase on hepatic transforming growth factor beta1 and caspase-3 activation in hemorrhage. Acad Emerg Med 2005;12:797-803.
  • Maitra SR, Shapiro MJ, Bhaduri S, El-Maghrabi MR. Effect of chemically modified tetracycline on transforming growth factor-beta1 and caspase-3 activation in liver of septic rats. Crit Care Med 2005;33:1577-81.
  • Malgor RD, Bilfinger TV, McCormack J, Shapiro MJ, Tassiopoulos AK. Trends in clinical presentation, management, and mortality of blunt aortic traumatic injury over an 18-year period. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013;47:19-23.
  • Marts B, Durham R, Shapiro MH, Mazuski JE, Zuckerman D, Sundaram M, Luchtefeld W. Computed tomography in the diagnosis of blunt thoracic injury. Am J Surg 1994;168:688-92.
  • Mazuski JE, Bailey JA, Shapiro MJ. Intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med 2002;16;346:1586-8; author reply 1586-8.
  • Mazuski JE, Grossmann EM, Norman JG, Denham W, Panesar N, Shapiro MJ, Durham RL, Kaminski DL, Longo WE. Clostridium difficile toxins influence hepatocyte protein synthesis through the interleukin 1 receptor. Arch Surg 2000;135:1206-11.
  • Mazuski JE, Tolman K, Shapiro MJ. Effects of cytokine antagonists on hepatic acute phase response. J Surg Res 1997;68:161-9.
  • Melendez MM, Shapiro MJ. Skin and soft tissue. In: LaFemina J, Lancaster RT, editors. First Aid for the ABSITE. St. Louis: McGraw-Hill, 2008: 181-92.
  • Melendez MM, Shapiro MJ, Eachempati SR, Barie PS. Advanced techniques in mechanical ventilation. In: Asensio JA, Trunkey DD, editors. Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008: 621-6.
  • Moore F, Shapiro MJ, Cryer G, et al. Monitoring in the ICU. Contemp Surg 1998;53:213-28.
  • Ng EK, Panesar N, Longo WE, Shapiro MJ, Kaminski DL, Tolman KC, Mazuski JE. Human intestinal epithelial and smooth muscle cells are potent producers of IL-6. Mediators Inflamm 2003;12:3-8.
  • Rana MW, Shapiro MJ, Ali MA, Chang YJ, Taylor WH. Deferoxamine and hespan complex as a resuscitative adjuvant in hemorrhagic shock rat model. Shock 2002;17:339-42.
  • Rubano JA, Shapiro MJ. Adipose tissue on CT scans in critical care and trauma are associated with acute kidney injury. Crit Care Med 2014;42:1728-9.
  • Schiller J, McCormack JE, Tarsia V, Shapiro MJ, Singer AJ, Thode HC Jr, Henry MC. The effect of adding a second helicopter on trauma-related mortality in a county-based trauma system. Prehosp Emerg Care 2009;13:437-43.
  • Shapiro M. Trauma: how deep is the penetration? St Louis Metrop Med 1995;17:24-25.
  • Shapiro MJ. Abdominal and pelvic trauma. In: Shoemaker WC, Ayres S, Grenvik A, Holbrook PR, Thompson WL, editors. Textbook of Critical Care. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1995: 1439-48.
  • Shapiro MJ. Acid-base balance. In: Collins VJ, editor. Physiologic and Pharmacologic Bases of Anesthesia. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1996: 188-93.
  • Shapiro MJ. Are emergency rooms being traumatized? Mo Med 1997;19:20-1.
  • Shapiro MJ. Stabilization of the trauma patient. In: Rehm CG, editor. Adult Problem-Based Learning Discussions. Mount Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2008: 57-65.
  • Shapiro MJ. Thoracic and abdominal trauma. In: Rehm CG, editor. Adult Multi-Professional Critical Care Review. Mount Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2009: 203-18.
  • Shapiro MJ. To filter blood or universal leukoreduction: what is the answer? Crit Care 2004;8(Suppl 2):S27-30.
  • Shapiro MJ. Trauma: the golden hour, principles of assessment, and resuscitation. In: Papadakos PJ, Szalados, JE, editors. Current Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2005: 337-44.
  • Shapiro MJ. Where have all the surgical intensivists gone? [editorial]. Crit Care Med 2006;34:2485-6.
  • Shapiro MJ, Cole KE, Keegan M, Prasad C, Thompson RJ. National survey of state trauma registries - 1992. J Trauma 1994;37:835-42.
  • Shapiro MJ, Fitzgerald DA. Fresh water versus salt water: when will the seas meet! [editorial]. Crit Care Med 2006;34:3036-7.
  • Shapiro MJ, Gettinger A, Corwin HL, Napolitano L, Levy M, Abraham E, Fink MP, MacIntyre N, Pearl RG, Shabot MM. Anemia and blood transfusion in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit. J Trauma 2003;55:269-74.
  • Shapiro MJ, Hall BM. Mechanical ventilator support. In: Britt LD, Peitzman AB, Barie PS, Jurkovich GJ, editors. Acute Care Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012: 657-9.
  • Shapiro MJ, Heiberg E, Durham RM, Mazuski JE, Luchtefeld WB. The unreliability of initial chest radiograph and CT scan in evaluating diaphragmatic rupture. Clin Radiol 1996;51:27-30.
  • Shapiro MJ, Johnson LW. C-9 Nightingales: the Cadillac of military air medical transport. Air Med 1998;4:31-3.
  • Shapiro MJ, Keegan M, Luchtefeld W. Organ donor card use by trauma and transplant center personnel. Mo Med 1997;94:205-7.
  • Shapiro MJ, Krausz C, Durham RM, Mazuski JE. Overuse of splenic scoring and computed tomographic scans. J Trauma 1999;47:651-8.
  • Shapiro MJ, Luchtefeld WB, Durham RM, Mazuski JE. Traumatic train injuries. Am J Emerg Med 1994;12:92-3.
  • Shapiro MJ, Luchtefeld WB, Kurzweil S, Kaminski DL, Durham RM, Mazuski JE. acute acalculous cholecystitis in the critically ill. Am Surg 1994;60:335-9.
  • Shapiro MJ, Marts B, Bemi A. The perils of bungee jumping. J Emerg Med 1995;13:G29-G31.
  • Shapiro MJ, McCormack JE, Jen J. Let the surgeon sleep: trauma team activation for severe hypotension. J Trauma 2008;65:1245-52.
  • Shapiro MJ, Mistry B. Calcium regulation and nonprotective properties of calcium in surgical ischemia. New Horiz 1996;4:134-8.
  • Shapiro MJ, Ponzillo J. The management of trauma, drowning, electrical injury, acute toxic injury and burn patients. In: Elliott R, editor. Critical Care Therapeutics. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1999: 241-48.
  • Shapiro MJ, Sandoval S. Skin wounds and musculoskeletal infection In: Gabrielli A, Layon AJ, Yu M, editors. Critical Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009: 1593-604.
  • Shapiro MJ, Smith-Singares E, Eachempati SR, Barie PS. Fungal infections and antifungal therapy in the surgical intensive care unit. In: Asensio JA, Trunkey DD, editors. Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008: 702-10.
  • Shapiro MJ, Wittgen C, Flynn MS, Zuckerman DA, Durham RM, Mazuski JE. Right coronary artery occlusion secondary to blunt trauma. Clin Cardiol 1994;17:157-9.
  • Taira BR, Fenton KE, Lee TK, Meng H, McCormack JE, Huang E, Singer AJ, Scriven RJ, Shapiro MJ. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric trauma patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009;10:491-4.
  • Tortella BJ, Shapiro MJ. Pathophysiology related to movement of the critically ill. In: Webb AR, Shapiro, MJ, Singer M, Suter P, editors. The Oxford Textbook of Critical Care. London: Oxford Press, 1999: 820-3.
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
  • Member, American Surgical Association, Association of Academic Surgeons, and Society of University Surgeons