Daniel E. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Senior Medical Consultant - Director of Physician Health

Daniel E. Shapiro, Ph.D, a Clinical Psychologist, brings over 20 years of experience treating physicians and executives and working in the malpractice setting. Dr. Shapiro currently serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Administration at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. He is also the Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine and Chair of the Department of Humanities.

Dr. Shapiro earned an A.B in Psychology and Film at Vassar College and his Ph.D. at the University of Florida. He went on to complete his internship and endowed post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Shapiro is the author of three nationally acclaimed books. His second book, Delivering Doctor Amelia, focused on his work with a physician who was sued.  His most recent book, And in Health: A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together, won a National Book Award (Gold Medal) from the Independent Book Publishers of America.  His writings, which concentrate on the patient experience and physician-patient relationships, have been published in the New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association and Academic Medicine.   Dr. Shapiro has also provided consulting and on-camera work for hit television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” and has co-starred in series on National Geographic, A&E and the Discovery Channel.

Dr. Shapiro is on the Board of Directors for the Doctor Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Cure Magazine and serves on numerous committees. He has been a Harvard Macy Innovation in Health Care scholar and won two national professorships from the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Foundation, as well as several teaching awards.


Risk Mitigation and Safety


Quality Assurance and Peer Review


Harvard Medical School, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1995

University of Florida, Ph.D., 1994

University of Florida, M.S., 1990

Vassar College, A.B., 1988


Doctor Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Board of Director

Cure Magazine, Board of Director

Awards and Honors

Harvard Macy Scholar Health Care Innovation, 2015

National Book Award, Gold Medal, IPPY, 2014

Scholarship in Medical Education Award, Penn State College of Medicine, 2014

Inaugural Alumni Distinguished Lecturer, University of Florida, 2011