Dr Leonard Shapiro

Interventional cardiological techniques including coronary angioplasty and stent implantation, defect closure and valvuloplasty. Percutaneous aortic replacement, Mitral valve disease, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and sports cardiology.

Dr Shapiro has other diverse clinical interests and is the Medical Advisor to the Football Association, especially involved in screening footballers for heart disease. Dr Shapiro established a nationwide cardiac screening programme to look for life-threatening heart problems in young footballers to prevent the tragedy of sudden death. Dr Shapiro, in conjunction with the medical department of the football association and the professional footballers association, has examined nearly 10,000 footballers in this ongoing project. Dr Shapiro has a special interest in the hearts of athletes and has published widely on this subject.

Date of first medical qualification1976
Primary Medical QualificationMB ChB 1976 University of Manchester
GMC Reference Number2308638
Main SpecialtyCardiology
Sub-specialtyInterventional cardiology
Current Posts Consultant Cardiologist, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire
Consultant Cardiologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Current Memberships & FellowshipsFellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Founding President British Society of Echocardiography
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of British Cardiovascular Society
Member of British Cardiovascular Interventional Society
ResearchOver 125 peer-reviewed publications. Eleven
textbooks
Outpatient ClinicsTuesday