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Jason Shapiro, MD Email Jason Shapiro

Emergency Medicine
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    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
    • Specialty
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Jason Shapiro is Professor and Chief of the Division of Informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Program Co-director of the Masters of Science in Biomedical Informatics in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Shapiro received is bachelors in English from the University of Iowa, completed the post-bac premedical program at Columbia University’s School of General Studies, received his MD from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed residency in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai including a year as chief resident, and then completed a master’s degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Shapiro's research focuses on evaluating health information technology, with a specific focus on health information exchange, investigating its impact on quality measurement, care coordination, resource utilization, health care costs, and provider satisfaction. Other areas of active interest include ED information system implementation evaluation, terminology services, workflow integration strategies for health IT, public health, and biosurveillance.

Dr. Shapiro has worked with Healthix (formerly NYCLIX), a health information exchange based in the downstate region of New York, since its inception in 2005, and has served as the Chair of the Healthix’s Clinical and Evaluation Committee and its Research Committee.

Dr. Shapiro has had continuous federal grant support to pursue informatics research since 2004, having completed biomedical informatics fellowship funded by a T15 from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (2004-2006) and Pfizer (2006-2007), an NLM-funded K99/R00 as principle investigator (PI) entitled “Evaluation of the Impact of Health Information Exchange on Emergency Medicine” (2007-2012).  He is currently funded by an Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) R01 as PI (2012-2017) entitled "Advancing Quality Measurement and Care Improvement with Health Information Exchange" and an NLM-funded R01 as PI (2015-2018) entitled “Terminology Services to Reduce Avoidable CT Imaging”.

Recent/current projects include developing a regionally-based measure for early (72 hour) ED returns, an important quality screening measure widely used in emergency medicine; building a notification system to identify and enroll frequent ED users in case management to improve their access to care and reduce ED returns; mapping proprietary CT codes across 40 sites in the Healthix to the newly combined LOINC/RSNA standard terminology and measuring reliability and content-dependent coverage, and developing a simple anatomic ontology for proximity or similarity (SANOPS) as the basis for a future HIE-based duplicate CT alerting system.

Dr. Shapiro is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Chair of the ACEP Informatics Section.  He also served as a standing member of AHRQ's Health Care Research Training Study Section and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.




Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:


Chair, New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) Clinical Advisory Committee


Chair, NYCLIX Evaluation Committee


New York State DOH Statewide Collaboration Process, Public Health Workgroup


All Hazards Medical Emergency Network (AHMEN) Advisory Group


SAEM Informatics Interest Group


ACEP Informatics Section


AHRQ Health Care Research Training Study Section



American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation
  • Trauma


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

MA, Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics

Residency, Internal Medicine
UCSF Medical Center

Residency, Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital