Leadership

Dan Shapiro, Ph.D.

Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs

Dr. Shapiro, chair of Penn State College of Medicine's Humanities Department, was named Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs in April 2015.  One of his priorities will be leading efforts to elevate the culture of respect within our organization.  Dr. Shapiro also will serve as a liaison between the dean's office and search committees for department chairs, and will lead the departmental review process.

Dr. Shapiro, the Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine, joined Penn State Hershey in 2008.  He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School where he completed an internship and an endowed post-doctoral fellowship.

A psychologist, his writings about physician-patient relationships and physician wellness have appeared in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Academic Medicine, NPR's All Things Considered and many other venues.  He is an award-winning author of three books, a consultant for the television show "Grey's Anatomy,"  and has also held two professorships from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.