Montgomery County Physician Sworn in as 166th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society.
(Harrisburg, Pa.) Scott E. Shapiro, MD, FACC, a cardiovascular disease specialist and internal medicine specialist from Lower Gwynedd, was sworn in as the 166th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) on October 24, 2015.
Swearing Dr. Shapiro into office was David A. Talenti, MD, chairman of PAMED’s Board of Trustees and a gastroenterologist with Guthrie in Sayre, Pa. More than 400 guests and dignitaries attended the ceremony.
A member of PAMED since 1997 when he was a medical student, he served on its board of trustees from 1999 to 2012 in several positions including medical student trustee, resident and fellow trustee, and young physician trustee. He also served on a number of committees including the Committee on Subsidiary and Foundation Relations, Practice Advocacy Executive Council & Board Work Group, and the Program Assessment Task Force to name a few.
Since becoming a physician, Dr. Shapiro has been active in several medical organizations and has completed
volunteer work to serve his community. In addition to being a member of PAMED, he holds memberships in the American Medical Association (AMA), is a past chair of the board of the Montgomery County Medical Society, and was also president of Montgomery County Medical Society from 2007 to 2008. With the AMA, he is a delegate to its House of Delegates representing Pennsylvania physicians. In recent years, he was appointed to the Montgomery County Board of Health. He is also a Fellow in The American College of Cardiology.
In his community, he has volunteered with Simons Fund, a charity that focuses on developing and implementing screening programs to identify undiagnosed cardiac conditions in children and young adults.
Outside of organized medicine, Dr. Shapiro is a proud alumnus of the University of Miami, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1994.
Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, and currently practices as a cardiologist at Abington Medical Specialists in Abington, Pa. He is also a co-founder of OnCall Physician Staffing, with locations in hospitals and health systems throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the surrounding suburbs.
He and wife Marci reside in Lower Gwynedd. They have three daughters, Brooke, Noa, and Emma.
Upon taking the oath, Dr. Shapiro will be one of the youngest presidents in the organization’s history. PAMED was founded in 1848.