Scott A. Shapiro
- Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2018)
- Titled Professor (2004)
- Robert L. Campbell Professor of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
BIOGRAPHYDoctor Shapiro received a B.S. from the University of Illinois(Biology) in 1977. He subsequently received a M.D. from Indiana University in 1981 and joined the neurological surgery faculty as an assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University. Since 1987, Dr. Shapiro has served as resident director of the Neurosurgery residency and is actively involved in resident and medical student education. In 1997 he became Professor of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University. Dr. Shapiro has been Chief of Neurological Surgery at Wishard Hospital since 1987.
Dr. Shapiro is an expert in cranial surgery, spinal surgery and neurosurgical research. He pioneered novel techniques in cervical spine fusions that have proven to be the most successful techniques with fewest problems and is presently done by the overwhelming majority of spine surgeons in the United States. He has over 70 publications in basic and clinical research in the areas of brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, spinal fusion, spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery , and spinal cord injury. Presently, Dr. Shapiro is collaborating with Purdue Professor , Richard Borgens in exciting translation research in treating spinal cord injury including a human trial of oscillating field stimulation that is in progress.
In 1996, Dr. Shapiro had the privilege of operating on Lance Armstrong's brain to remove two tumors and was subsequently featured in his best selling book It's Not About The Bike. Dr. Shapiro is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurosurgeons, Society of Neurological Surgery, Association for Academic Surgery, Joint Spine Section , Joint Cerebrovascular Section , Joint Tumor Section, AMA, ISMA and is former president of the Indiana Neurosurgical Association.