Faculty Profile: Marc Shapiro, MD

Marc Shapiro
Marc Shapiro, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Work: +1 401-639-3496
Emergency department utilization, geriatric trauma, simulator based teamwork training (Med Teams), patient safety, systems and high fidelity medical simulation, and medical error reduction


MARC SHAPIRO, MD, founder and past Director of the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro is an attending physician at Rhode Island Hospital. Click here to view a course where medical students explore Simulation Center.
Residency Training: Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (1993)
Board Certified: Emergency Medicine



Grants and Awards

Brown University
Master of Arts, ad eundem

Funded Research


1. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Grant (Faculty Mentor), Geriatric Research, "Characteristics of Traumatic Injury in Elder Persons: An Evaluation of the Effect of Cognitive Function and Prior Activity Level on Outcome." $8,000, 1996-1997.

2. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Grant (Faculty Mentor), Geriatric Research, "Rapid Computer-Based Assessment of Cognitive Function in Injured Geriatric Patients."
$3000, Extension of 1996 Grant, 1997-1998.

3. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Grant (Faculty Mentor),
Geriatric Research "Seatbelt Use and Injury Severity In Elderly Motor Vehicle Crash
Victims." $4,000, 1999-2000.

4. Brown Medical School, Teacher Scholar (Co PI), "Innovations in Medical Education Grant" for Injury Prevention Course for Brown Medical Students, $3,000.

5. Human Engineering: Emergency Medical Team Performance (Med Teams®) Phase III,
Development of the Emergency Team Coordination Course supported by High Fidelity
Simulation Training to Improve Team Performance (ETCC-S), Co- Principal Investigator
(20% effort) #DAAL01-96-C-0091, Aberdeen Proving Grounds subcontracted through Dynamics Research Corporation, Wilmington, MA $104,152, Army Research Laboratory-Contract 3/00- 2/01.

6. "Renovations and Medical Equipment for a Medical Simulation Center at
Rhode Island Hospital", Project Director, The Champlin Foundation for $100,000.

7. "Center for Safety in Emergency Care", Co-investigator (10% FTE),
Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, total direct costs $100,135 for 9/01/01-8/31/04.

8. "High Fidelity Medical Simulation and Teamwork Training to Enhance Medical Student
Performance and Reduce Error in Cardiac Resuscitation", PI, Innovations in Medical
Education Grant from Brown Medical School, $3,000, 2001-2002.

9. "Integration of Med Teams System into Combat Casualty Care", PI, Subcontract Dynamics Research Corporation, Wilmington, MA, $60,000, 10/1/01-2/28/02.

10. "Transitions In Care: Emergency Department Signovers" Site PI, $99,995, 5% FTE,
National Patient Safety Foundation, 01/01/03-2/29/04.

11. "Creation of Transportable Simulation-Based Training Curriculum and Validated Human Performance System", PI, Awarded to Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Demonstration Grant, $98,732, 07/01/2004 -06/30/05.

12. "Pediatric Acute Airway Management and Teamwork Training". Rhode Island Sound Enterprises. Co-PI, 09/01/04-08/31/05, $40,000.

13. Reserve Component Medical Skills Readiness Training Program. Subcontract through Dynamics Research Corporation. Appropriation in Department of Defense FY 2005 budget for 1.5 million ($600,000 to RIHMSC). 08/01/05-07/30/06.

Selected Publications

  • Overly F, Sudikoff S, Shapiro M. High fidelity medical simulation as an assessment tool for pediatric resdients' airway management skills. Accepted for publication in Pediatric Emerg Care Jan 2007. (2007)
  • Kobayashi L, Shapiro MJ, Sucov A, Woolard R, Boss RM, Dunbar J, Sciamacco R, Karpik K, Jay G. "Portable advanced medical simulation for new Emergency Department testing and orientation." Acad Emerg Med 2006;13:691-695. (2006)
  • Book Chapter: Williams KA, Kobayashi L, Shapiro MJ. Disaster education and research. In: Ciottone G et al, eds. Disaster Medicine. St.Louis: Mosby, 2006. (2006)
  • Book Chapter: Croskerry P, Shapiro MJ, Perry SJ, Wears R. "Process Improvement and Error Management in ED," in Rosen's Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice. Marx J, Hockberger R, Walls R, (eds), St. Louis, Mosby, 2005, p3119-3127. (2005)
  • Web Publication: 6. Shapiro MJ. "Emergency Medicine: X-ray Flip." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Web M&M http://www.webmm.ahrqgov/ February 2004. (2004)
  • Croskerry P, Shapiro M, Campbell S, LeBlanc C, Sinclair D, Wren P, Marcoux M. "Profiles in Patient Safety: Medication Errors in the Emergency Department." Acad Emerg Med 2004: 11(3):289-299. (2004)
  • Croskerry P, Shapiro M, Perry SJ, Wears R. "Process Improvement and Error Management in ED." Rosen's Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice. In press 2004. (2004)
  • Book Chapter: Gordon JA, McLuaghlin S, Shapiro MJ, Bond W, Spillane L. "Simulation in Emergency Medicine," in Practical Healthcare Simulations. Loyd GE, Lake CL, Greenberg RB, (eds), Philadelphia, Elsevier Mosby, 2004, p299-337. (2004)
  • Shapiro MJ, Morey J, Small SD, Langford V, Kaylor CJ, Jagminas L, Suner S, Salisbury ML, Simon R, Jay GD. "Simulation-Based Teamwork Training for Emergency Department Staff: Does it improve clinical team performance when added to an existing didactic teamwork curriculum?" Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2004;13(6):417-421 (2004)
  • Kobaysahi L, Shapiro MJ, Suner S, Williams K. "Disaster Medicine: The Potential Role of High Fidelity Medical Simulation for Mass Casualty Incident Training." Medicine and Health Rhode Island. 2003;86(7):196-200. (2003)