Dr. Joseph I Shapiro MD Nephrologist

Dr. Joseph Shapiro is a nephrologist in Toledo, Ohio and is affiliated with Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Shapiro accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 22 doctors at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Acid-Base Imbalance, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Transplantation, Chronic Kidney Failure, Kidney Diseases

Hospital Affiliation

Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1980 - 1983

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Class of 1980

U Colorado
Fellowship, Renal Diseases, 1983 - 1987

University of Pennsylvania
Other Training, Mathematics, 1972 - 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

MO State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold - Healthcare Foundation of NJ

Hypertension Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association

Kidney Disease Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association

Member, Central Society for Clinical Investigation

Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association

Member, Western Society for Clinical Investigation

Clinician Scientist Award, American Heart Association


Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha

Publications & Presentations

Alkalization therapy of metabolic acidosis.

Biomedical Applications of NMR Spectroscopy.

Obstructive Uropathy.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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