Michael Shapiro, MD




  • “My goal is to reassure all my patients that they are receiving the benefits of the highest level of training and experience plus the hands-on care of a very approachable physician.”

Michael Shapiro, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro did his dermatology residency training at the renowned University of Pennsylvania Health System, and completed two fellowships, one incutaneous T-cell lymphoma with Alain H. Rook, MD, at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the second in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Colorado with J.Ramsey Mellette, MD.
Dr. Shapiro has over 10 years of experience performing Mohs surgery and has treated over 12,000 cases. He is also widely published in the field of dermatology with over 30 manuscripts and letters to the editor in prominent peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as several book chapters. Dr. Shapiro has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New York every year since 2013.


  • Harvard-educated, Board-certified dermatologist
  • Ten years of experience
  • Widely published with over 30 manuscripts in prominent peer-reviewed journals
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor at Mount Sinai Hospital, Affiliated with NYHospital Queens
  • Designated NY State Trooper Surgeon, and named one of New York’s Top Doctors



Thumbs up!

My experience at Vanguard has been consistently excellent. Dr. Shapiro and his team are incredible. The administrative staff was very courteous at my very first appointment, office was clean, and it smelled nice. I had some difficult skin issues and had seen many dermatologists before Dr. Shapiro, but he diagnosed everything that was going on, and began proper treatments. I've needed to return to see Dr. Shapiro for several scheduled follow-ups so he could keep an eye on my progress, but everything is resolving nicely now and his staff have been so kind and accommodating with me. Its a wonderful feeling to know you can TRUST a doctor. I'm so grateful for his services.

-Olga N.
Staten Island

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