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Dan Shapiro, Ph.D

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Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. is an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor of Medical Humanism and the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Shapiro 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.   His writings about the patient experience and physician patient relationships have appeared or been featured in the New York Times, JAMA, Salon.Com, Academic Medicine, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Today Show and he is a consultant to the hit television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and was for “Private Practice.”   He also co-starred on-camera in 8 episodes of the National Geographic television series “Great American Manhunt” in 2012 and has been in a number of episodes of Dark Matters, a Discovery Channel Science Show.

Shapiro has written three books, Moms Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, (It has now been translated into Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian) and a second memoir, Delivering Doctor Amelia, which focused on his psychological treatment of a physician. His third book, And in Health, focuses on thriving as a couple in the face of cancer was released in May, 2013 and featured in the New York Times soon after.

He speaks widely to groups of health professionals and patients, having done over 300 keynotes including for the Oncology Nursing Society (6500 nurses), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Duke College of Medicine, Stupid Cancer, and many others.

Topics: Complementary Therapies; Humor & Medicine; Oncology Professional Burnout; and Survivor Experiences.

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