Iuliana Shapira, MD, has joined SUNY Downstate Medical Center as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. In this position, Dr. Shapira will provide leadership in the clinical, academic, and administrative aspects of the program, as well as broaden the relationship with SUNY Downstate’s affiliated institutions.
Dr. Shapira was previously Associate Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, where she served as Director of its Center for Cancer Genetics and Cancer Control and site Co-Investigator for numerous studies under a Cancer Community Oncology Program Grant from the National Institutes of Health.
She has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Molecular Medicine since 2008.
Dr. Shapira is the 2016 President of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Eastern Region, Councilor for AFMR’s National Council, and a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology National Institutes of Health Research Enterprise Evaluation Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Alliance in Clinical Trials for Oncology, serving as National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Monitoring Branch Auditor.
She served as Chairwoman for the Clinical Competency Committee and Site Program Director for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program of North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Shapira was the Jacobi Hospital Site Investigator for the Albert Einstein Minority National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program Grant until March 2015.
Dr. Shapira graduated from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She trained in internal medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and completed a hematology-oncology fellowship at SUNY Downstate. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. ■