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Meet the Dean

Joseph I. Shapiro, MD
Vice President & Dean

Dr. Joseph Shapiro was appointed dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in March 2012 and officially began his duties with the medical school July 1 of that year. Dr. Shapiro is a nephrologist with more than 30 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. He previously served as associate dean for business development and chair of the department of medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, and prior to joining the faculty at Toledo, Dr. Shapiro taught at the University of Colorado. 

A native of Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Shapiro received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1980. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.  After completing a medical residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University, he trained as a fellow in renal diseases at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

2021 State of the Medical School Address