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SBUMC Appoints Assistant Chief Quality Officer to Focus on Patient Safety, Performance and Surgical Quality


Marc J. Shapiro, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care and Burns at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Assistant Chief Quality Officer. Appointed by William H. Greene, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Senior Associate Medical Director for Quality Management, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Shapiro will concentrate on hospital issues particularly but not solely related to surgical quality, performance improvement and patient safety. He has been with SBUMC since October 2003.

Dr. Shapiro's new role as Assistant Chief Quality Officer is an outgrowth and broadening of his earlier and ongoing efforts with numerous SBUMC initiatives. He played key roles in the development of SBUMC's Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiatives in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program's (NSQIP) focus on general and vascular surgery, and in the development of central line insertion education, as well as simulation and training for chest tube insertion.

"The hospital administration and I are delighted to announce that Dr. Shapiro will devote a significant amount of time in his new role and will work closely with colleagues in Quality Management, Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs,” said Dr. Greene. "He will also work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and others whose goal is to have SBUMC deliver the highest quality and safest medical care."

"The Department of Surgery has already greatly benefited from Dr. Shapiro's work with NSQIP and other quality initiatives, and his services in this area will be of great value to the entire institution," added Todd Rosengart, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Shapiro will continue his leadership role in SBUMC's Level 1 Trauma Center, which has been recognized as helping establish SBUMC as a national leader in outcomes for pedestrian trauma and among the top four percent for overall trauma outcomes nationwide. His expertise is in treating the acute surgical abdomen, abdominal compartment syndrome, resuscitation, management of single and multiple organ failure, and thorocoabdominal injuries, including those of the lung, heart, spleen, liver, bowel and urinary system.

A long-standing physician in the fields of Surgery and Trauma, Dr. Shapiro has held numerous academic and administrative positions. Previous posts include: President, St. Louis Surgical Society; President, American College of Surgeons, Missouri Chapter; Chair, Missouri Committee of Trauma; President, McClure Surgical Society; member, National Board of Medical Examiners, and advisor, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery with certification in surgery and surgical critical care. His other memberships include the American Surgical Association, the Association of Academic Surgeons, and the Society of University Surgeons.

He has received numerous awards and honors, including the "Attending Physician of the Year" award at St. Louis University (1991, 1993), Top 40 Under 40 (CBS), and inclusion in Who's Who in American and 2000 Notable Men, American Biographical Institute. He is also an honorary surgeon for the New York City Police Department and has received the NYPD Gold Shield.

Dr. Shapiro resides in Setauket with his wife, JoAnne. They have two adult sons who live in Boston.
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