Dan Shapiro, PhD

Dan Shapiro, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs
Chair, Department of Humanities
Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine

Dr. Shapiro, chair of Penn State College of Medicine's Humanities Department, was named Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs in April 2015.

One of his priorities is leading efforts to elevate the culture of respect within our organization.

Dr. Shapiro also serves as a liaison between the dean's office and search committees for department chairs, and leads the departmental review process.

Dan Shapiro, PhD, is Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs, Chair of the Department of Humanities and the Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine, all at Penn State College of Medicine. He is pictured in a dark suit jacket, purple shirt and tie against a tan background.
Dan Shapiro, PhD

Dr. Shapiro, the Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine, joined Penn State College of Medicine in 2008. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School where he completed an internship and an endowed post-doctoral fellowship.

A psychologist, his writings about physician-patient relationships and physician wellness have appeared in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Academic Medicine, NPR's All Things Considered and many other venues. He is an award-winning author of three books, a consultant for the television show "Grey's Anatomy," and has also held two professorships from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.