GW Expert Available to Speak on the Dangers and Health Risks of Energy Drinks

Article ID: 596285

Released: 17-Nov-2012 9:45 PM EST

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

WASHINGTON (Nov. 16, 2012) –George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences cardiac arrhythmia expert, Dr. Scott Shapiro, is available to comment on the dangers and health risks of energy drinks, which have led to subsequent FDA investigations on companies such as 5-Hour Energy and Monster.

To interview this expert by phone or email, please contact Lisa Anderson at or (202) 270-4841.

Scott Shapiro, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at George Washington University Hospital

Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internships: Columbia University Medical Center

Residencies: Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowships: Mount Sinai Hospital, Cardiovascular Diseases; Columbia University Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications: Cardiac Electrophysiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine

Interests: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Arrhythmia Consultation, Defibrillator Implantation, Pacemaker Implantation, Cardiovascular Consultation

About Dr. Scott Shapiro: Scott Shapiro, MD, is a specialist in Cardiac Electrophysiology with The GW Medical Faculty Associates, Director of Arrhythmia Services at George Washington University Hospital, and an assistant professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He did the majority of his training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY where he served as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine. He returned to Columbia for a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology after completing his general cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. After joining a private practice in Metropolitan Washington, his interest in academic medicine brought him to The GW Medical Faculty Associates, where he combines high quality cardiac care with teaching and research.

Clinically, Dr. Shapiro specializes in catheter ablation for treatment of arrhythmias, with special interest in atrial fibrillation. He also specializes in placement of pacemakers and defibrillators. Finally, he focuses his clinical time on arrhythmia consultation and general cardiology consultation. Dr. Shapiro has a strong research background having completed his M.D., Ph.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His thesis project was in the area of cell biology and immunology. In the field of cardiology, Dr. Shapiro has investigated gene therapy as a method of cardiac regeneration, as well as, utilizing advanced imaging modalities to assess efficacy of this treatment. In addition, he has published research on the genetics of sudden cardiac death in children due to mutations in enzymes of metabolism.

Most of all, Dr. Shapiro is passionate about providing the highest quality patient centered clinical cardiac care in an academic setting.

Dr. Shapiro is board-certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.


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