Marc J. Shapiro, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, and Burns at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Assistant Chief Quality Officer. Appointed by William H. Greene, Chief Quality Officer, Senior Associate Medical Director for Quality Management, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Shapiro will concentrate on hospital issues particularly but not solely related to surgical quality, performance improvement, and patient safety. He has been with SBUMC since October 2003.
Shapiro’s new role as Assistant Chief Quality Officer is an outgrowth and broadening of his earlier and ongoing efforts with numerous SBUMC initiatives. He played key roles in the development of SBUMC’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiatives in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program’s (NSQIP) focus on general and vascular surgery, and in the development of central line insertion education, as well as simulation and training for chest tube insertion.
“The hospital administration and I are delighted to announce that Dr. Shapiro will devote a significant amount of time in his new role and will work closely with colleagues in Quality Management, Patient Safety, and Regulatory Affairs,” said Greene. “He will also work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and others whose goal is to have SBUMC deliver the highest quality and safest medical care.”
Shapiro will continue his leadership role in SBUMC’s Level 1 Trauma Center, which has been recognized as helping establish SBUMC as a national leader in outcomes for pedestrian trauma and among the top four percent for overall trauma outcomes nationwide. His expertise is in treating the acute surgical abdomen, abdominal compartment syndrome, resuscitation, management of single and multiple organ failure, and thorocoabdominal injuries, including those of the lung, heart, spleen, liver, bowel, and urinary system.