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Dr. Shapiro received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in 1981 and her Osteopathic Medical degree from Southeastern College of Medicine in 1987. She went on to complete an Internship at Brookdale Hospital in New York in June 1987. She completed a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in June 1992 also in New York. She completed an additional year as a Fellow in Pediatric Rehabilitation in 1993 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For the next two years she served as Associate Director of the Myofascial Pain Program and Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. During this time, she became Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein and remained so until 2007. She then became voluntary faculty/Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian. Dr. Shapiro is past Chair of the Myofascial Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and has been active in creating legislation regarding proper treatment and billing regulations for this entity. In January 1996, Dr. Shapiro opened a private practice in New York City. She has lectured widely on Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, both nationally and internationally. She has appeared on FOX Cable network and Lifetime. Dr. Shapiro is also one of six contributors to the revision of Volume I of Travell & Simons' text on Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction, published in 1999. She also contributed to a chapter on Low Back Pain in the text Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Mayofascial Pain, published in 2005. She is currently working on an independent workshop series on Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes in addition to her very busy private practice and lecture schedule.

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