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Samantha C. Shapiro, MD


Baylor College of Medicine, M.D.


Internal Medicine Residency, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Rheumatology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Dr. Shapiro was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She left the west coast warmth to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she became an avid college football fan. She then headed south to Baylor College of Medicine, where she learned to appreciate the finer things in life: cowboy boots and good barbecue. Later, her “work hard, play hard” attitude landed her at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where she completed residency and fellowship training programs in internal medicine and rheumatology respectively.

She chose to specialize in rheumatology because she is fascinated and challenged by the complicated, multi-system conditions it encompasses. She recognizes that patients are unique human beings with distinct experiences of illness. She values the opportunity to listen to the stories of these experiences, and to improve the quality of her patients’ lives each day.

Dr. Shapiro is elated to be the first rheumatologist at Dell Medical School. She is honored to return to the great state of Texas to take care of a community in need, educate the next generation of physician leaders, and build a rheumatology program from the ground up. As she is quick to tell anyone who asks, this is truly her “dream job.”


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative spondyloarthritis
  • Other inflammatory arthritides
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Myositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified 2016)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology (Certified 2018)

Awards & Honors

  • The Harry and Rose Caplovitz Internal Medicine Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2012
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