Peter A. Shapiro, MD

Expertise in: 
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Psychiatric Consultation
Board Certifications: 
Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Psychiatric Consultation, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Consult/Liason Psychiatry, Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation, Psychocardiology, Depression, Delirium, transplant psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Peter A. Shapiro, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Shapiro is a past president of the Society for Liaison Psychiatry, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the American Psychosomatic Society. He has authored over 60 original peer-reviewed publications in cardiovascular disease psychiatry, psychophysiology, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. Dr. Shapiro's honors include the Dlin-Fischer Prize for Clinical Research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the Bakken Prize for Contributions to Heart-Brain Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic, and the Career Award from the Society for Liaison Psychiatry. In 2019 he was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a past member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine Subspecialty Examination Committee and the American Psychiatric Association Council on Psychosomatic Medicine.

In addition to teaching, administration, and research, Dr. Shapiro maintains a part-time practice in general psychiatry with a focus on patients with depression and anxiety associated with medical conditions.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health
  • Medicare Behavioral Health

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Bronx Municipal Hospital Ctr, Bronx, NY
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Honors & Awards

  • Dlin-Fischer Prize for Clinical Research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Bakken Prize for Contributions to Heart-Brain Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic
  • Career Award from the Society for Liaison Psychiatry
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

Dr. Shapiro's research has focused on psychiatric outcome after organ transplantation and on psychological factors and psychiatric problems in heart disease. He was a co-investigator for the REMATCH and SADHART trials. 

Dr. Shapiro is interested in depression and anxiety in the medically ill, psychological factors affecting heart disease and transplant outcomes, and treatment intervention studies to improve these outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial predictors of long-term survival after heart transplantation
  • Effects of exercise training on autonomic, inflammatory, and mood responses to psychological stress. (With Dr Richard Sloan)
  • Specification of depression characteristics associated with recurrent myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias and death after previous myocardial infarction. (With Dr. Karina Davidson)
  • Randomized trial of stepped care depression intervention following acute coronary syndromes. (With Dr. Karina Davidson)

Grants

DEPRESSION SCREENING RCT IN ACS PATIENTS: QUALITY OF LIFE AND COST OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2013 - Jul 31 2019

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROJECT-CU (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2018

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROJECT-CU (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2017

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2015

EXERCISE AND INFLAMMATION: AUTONOMIC, AFFECTIVE & CELLULAR MECHANISMS (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2009 - May 31 2015

DEPRESSION, BIOBEHAVIORAL MECHANISMS, & CHD/MORTALITY OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 22 2008 - Nov 30 2014

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROJECT-CU (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2013

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROJ ECT-CU (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2013

COMPARISON OF DEPRESSION INTERVENTION AFTER ACUTE CORONARY S YNDROME (CODIACS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Jul 31 2012

CYTOKINE-INDUCED DEPRESSION & THE SEROTONIN TRANSPORTER (Federal Gov)

Sep 8 2004 - Aug 31 2010

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF HOSTILITY AND CARDIAC AUTONOMIC NERVOU S SYSTEM CONTROL (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2004 - May 31 2010

Selected Publications

Shapiro PA, Pereira LF, Taylor K, Wiener I. Post-transplant psychosocial and mental health care of cardiac transplant patients. In: Y Sher and J Maldonado, eds., Psychosocial Care of End-Stage Organ Disease and Transplant Patients. Springer, 2018.

Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, McKinley P, Bartels M, Shimbo D, Lauriola V, Karmally W, Pavlicova M, Choi J, Choo T, Scodes J, Flood P, Tracey KJ. Aerobic Exercise Training and Inducible Inflammation: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy, Young Adults. JAHA 2018. E-pub date: 2018-08-23.

Shapiro PA. Psychiatric Aspects of Heart Disease (and Cardiac Aspects of Psychiatric Disease) in Critical Care. Critical Care Clinics. 2017. PII:S0749-0704(17)30016-7 DOI:10.1016/j.ccc.2017.03.004

Shapiro PA. Heart Disease. In: Levenson J, ed. APPI Textbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Washington DC, APPI, 2018.

Cheung SG, Mishkin AD, Shapiro PA. "What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate:" Association of Preferred Language With Rate of Psychiatric Consultation. Psychosomatics 2017;58:421-426.

Ackerman MG, Shapiro PA, Coe A, Trivedi MS, Crew KD. The impact of mental illness on uptake of genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in a multiethnic cohort of women with breast cancer. Breast Journal. E-publication: March 21, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/tbj.12791

Hajjari P, Mattson S, McIntyre KM, McKinley PS, Shapiro PA, Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Choi CJ, Lee S, Sloan RP. The Effect of Hostility Reduction on Autonomic Control of the Heart and Vasculature: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosom Med 2016;78:481-91. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000296. PMID: 26867075

Shapiro PA. Management of Depression After Myocardial Infarction. Current Cardiology Reports. 2015;17:1-9.

Lavakumar M, Gastelum E, Choo T-H, Gerkin J, Kahn D, Lee S, Nicolson S, Rosenthal L, Schwartz A, Tobin MW, RN
, Shapiro, PA. Parameters of Consultee Satisfaction With Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services: A Multi-Center Study. Psychosomatics 2015;56:262-267

Shapiro PA, Pereira LF, Taylor K, Wiener I. Post-transplant psychosocial and mental health care of cardiac transplant patients. In: Y Sher and J Maldonado, eds., Psychosocial Care of End-Stage Organ Disease and Transplant Patients. Springer, 2018.

Shapiro PA, Critchfield A. Cardiovascular Disorders. In: Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P (eds), Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Shapiro PA. Cardiovascular disorders. In Levenson JL, Ferrando SJ (eds.) Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill, 2nd ed. Washington DC: APPI 2017

Ackerman MG, Shapiro PA. Psychological Effects of Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Transplantation. In: M Alvarenga, D Byrne, editors. Handbook of Psychocardiology. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media. 2016