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Frederic  Shapiro, MD

Frederic Shapiro
Orthopedic Surgery Research
Hospital Title:
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Research Focus Area:
Orthopedics: bone deformities

Research Focus

In his research, Fred Shapiro seeks to elucidate the causes of pediatric skeletal deformities. His laboratory uses light and electron microscopy to assess bone and cartilage. He is particularly interested in early distinctions in the growing skeleton between pathobiology and normal bone biology and the microscopy-magnetic resonance imaging characteristics that differentiate one from the other.

About Frederic Shapiro

Frederic Shapiro received his MD degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Montreal General Hospital: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and a research fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

Key Publications

  • Shapiro F. Pediatric orthopedic deformities: basic science, diagnosis, and treatment. Orlando (FL): Academic Press; 2002.
  • Rivas R, Shapiro F. Structural stages in the development of the long bones and epiphyses - A study in the New Zealand white rabbit, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2002; 84: 85-100/
  • Jaramillo D, Connolly SA, Vajapeyam S, Robertson RL, Dunning PS, Mulkern RV, Hayward A, Maier SE, Shapiro F. Normal and ischemic epiphysis of the femur: Diffusion MR imaging - Study in piglets. Radiology 2003; 227: 825-832.
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