Jay R. Shapiro


Jay R. Shapiro

Dr. Jay R. Shapiro is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the Boston University School of Medicine. He serves as Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Bone and Osteogenesis Imperfecta Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He served as Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Johns Hopkins University and is on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Dr. Shapiro also served as the Chief for the Bone Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Shapiro has specialty interests in endocrine, metabolic and genetic disorders of bone. Current research activities include: heart disease in adult osteogenesis imperfecta, the effect of nutrition on bone growth in osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis in Rett syndrome and a study of the effects of bisphosphonate treatment during microgravity on the International Space Station (NASA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Professor of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA