Jarrod Shapiro, DPM Pens 500th Issue of Practice Perfect and has arguably written more on how to improve podiatric training than anyone in the history of the profession. In 2009, Podiatry Management Editor Barry Block, DPM recognized the value of Dr. Shapiro’s writing by publishing a monthly edition of Practice Perfect in the magazine. It’s now one of Dr. Block’s longest running columns. Dr. Shapiro has gone on to become one of podiatry’s foremost teachers, teaching at the Western University College of Podiatric Medicine nearly since its inception, and opening the Chino Valley Podiatric Residency Program in 2014.
Dr. Shapiro, is a Board Certified podiatric foot and ankle physician and surgeon who has been in practice for 10 years. He is also a fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Shapiro has worked for Western University for the past 6 years. Prior to that he was in private practice in various aspects of patient care, including multi-specialty hospital-based practice, several wound care clinics, and individual proprietor private practice. Dr. Shapiro’s training includes a 3-year foot and ankle residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hill’s, Michigan after graduating from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2003. After completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, he did his 3-year postgraduate training at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan from 2003 – 2006. Dr. Shapiro’s clinical practice includes patients of all ages, from children to the elderly. He has extensive experience in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, biomechanics, diabetic limb loss prevention and wound care. Dr. Shapiro’s philosophy is to treat patients as if they were family.