Dr. Shapiro completed medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science. She concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine, receiving her Fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She also holds a Fellowship in Family Medicine and is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Shapiro is seen on CTV NewsChannel and is the medical consultant on CTV’s National News. She appears on special assignment for W5, Canada’s most watched investigative news show and has completed several documentaries. She writes a weekly blog for CTV. She is the author of the bestselling book, Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer.
She is currently the Past President of the North American Menopause Society.
In 2015, Dr. Shapiro was also chosen in the top 10 of the 50 most powerful doctors in Canada by the Medical Post.
In 2015 Dr. Shapiro was named a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information. One of this country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.