Barbara E. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Barbara E. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Barbara E. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Neurology, Harvard Longwood Neurological Training Program, Boston, MA
  • Internship: New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, A
  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Graduate School: PhD, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Graduate School: MA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • EMG and Nerve conduction studies
  • Late onset Tay-Sachs disease
  • Metabolic & Muscular Dystrophy


Barbara E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She completed her neurology residency at the Harvard Longwood Neurological Training Program in Boston, followed by fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has previously been on staff at Tufts School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Shapiro specializes in neuromuscular disorders, especially lysosomal storage disorders, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Shapiro has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in various neurologic textbooks. She coauthored the textbook, Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders, which is widely used in neurology programs in the US and abroad.

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