Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Fred Shapiro, DO, has been elected President of the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists.
Academically and clinically, Shapiro enjoys a strong national reputation in the field of office-based anesthesia (OBA), and has developed an innovative total intravenous anesthetic technique for aesthetic facial surgery.
“I am honored to be elected,” said Shapiro. “A major focus of my work has been to facilitate educational opportunities for physicians and promote a medical environment that protects the public from excessive risk and catastrophic outcomes. I hope to continue this important and challenging work both at BIDMC and as president of the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists.”
A staff anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, Shapiro received his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine Kansas City, MO. Before coming to BIDMC he completed an anesthesia residency at Boston University and fellowships in Pediatric anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a fellowship in Pain Management at Massachusetts General Hospital.
An expert and leader in the field of office-based anesthesia and safety, Shapiro’s interest in educating practitioners led to the development of the first Harvard Medical School OBA continuing medical education (CME) Course in 2007 and the first Manual of Office Based Anesthesia Procedures ( LWW 2007). In Sept 2010, he will be course director for the Harvard Medical School CME entitled, “Anesthesia in the Office Based Setting: Keeping it Safe, Simple, and Pain Free”.
In 2009, Shapiro founded The Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery (www.ISOBS.org) an independent, non-profit organization. The Institute mission is to promote patient safety in office based surgery and to encourage collaboration, scholarship, and patient and physician education. The goal is to generate uniform legislation throughout the United States, thereby improving patient safety, and ultimately saving lives.
Since 1948, The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists has been dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of anesthesiology.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks among the top four in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.