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Gary R. Shapiro, MD

Gary R. Shapiro, MD
  • Practicing Specialty: Oncology
  • Doctor
  • Secondary Language: Hebrew

I am the Medical Director for the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin and Director of Clinical Research for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging (IASIA). Before coming to Wisconsin in 2011, I was Chairman of the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Program in Geriatric Oncology. From 1993 to 2004, I was Chairman of the University of Wisconsin's Division of Hematology & Oncology in Milwaukee.

I received my undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and my medical degree from George Washington University. My residency in internal medicine and hematology fellowship were at Northwestern University in Chicago. I also completed an oncology fellowship with B.J. Kennedy at the University of Minnesota, and additional postgraduate work in medical ethics at the University of Chicago, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Shalom Hartman Institute.

My special interests include geriatric oncology, medical ethics and health care disparities. I have been involved in numerous research projects and publications related to the care of older individuals with cancer and have developed tools and patient education materials specifically for geriatric cancer patients.



  • Medical School: George Washington University 1979
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 1982
  • Fellowship in Hematology: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 1983
  • Fellowship in Oncology: University of Minnesota 1985
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine-Medical Oncology
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