Dr. Shapiro has a specialist interest in the heart in athletes and has published widely on this subject.

Especially involved in screening footballers for heart disease, Dr. Shapiro established a Nationwide Screening Programme to look for life threatening heart abnormalities in young footballers, to prevent the tragedy of sudden death. In conjunction with the Medical Department of the Football Association and the Professional Football Association they have examined more than 25,000 footballers in this ongoing project.

An International Speaker, Dr. Shapiro is regularly invited to speaking engagements across the world, most commonly on the specialist subject of Cardiac Adaptation to Athletic Pursuits and the Pathology of Heart Disease in Athletes.

Currently he is screening for heart disease in the Cambridge University Rowing Club for both the men’s and women’s team athletes, who will be involved in the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race.