Jo Shapiro, MD
Dr. Jo Shapiro is the director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shapiro launched the BWH Center for Professionalism and Peer Support in 2008. Since that time the Center has become a model for institutions that are seeking methods to enhance teamwork and respect and are looking to help mitigate the epidemic of burnout that is plaguing the medical profession. Healthcare institutions nationally and internationally have turned to Dr. Shapiro for leadership and guidance in building professionalism and peer support programs. In addition to her clinical work and innovative efforts in professionalism, she has held multiple educational leadership roles. including: Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Partners HealthCare; founding member of the Harvard Medical School Academy for Teaching and Learning and Co-Chair of the Harvard Medical School Pedagogy Working Group for the Medical Education Reform effort.