David R. Shapiro, MD Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Ophthalmology

Specialty Focus: Standard of Care, Malpractice, Malpractice Defense, Vision Impairment, Pre-operative Issues, Intra-operative issues, Post-operative issues. Systems Issues, Co-Management, Ectasia, LASIK Complications, PRK Complications

Education: B.A., University of Washington; M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Years in Practice: 26

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LASIK and PRK sub-specialist David R. Shapiro, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading authorities on refractive eye surgery. Dr. Shapiro devotes his practice exclusively to laser vision correction and has performed over 25,000 refractive surgical procedures utilizing the latest in laser technologies. NBC Channel 4 News in Los Angeles has named Dr. Shapiro “one of the country’s top laser specialists”. Dr. Shapiro has addressed the international congresses of refractive surgery and has been invited to speak on refractive surgery to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been invited to teach refractive eye surgery at major university medical centers, including Stanford, UCLA, UC Davis, and UC Irvine. Dr. Shapiro has served as an investigator for FDA clinical trials of LASIK for the correction of farsightedness as well as an investigator for the CRS FDA study of LASIK for the correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Shapiro has also been involved in the design of microsurgical instruments for LASIK and RK. He has additionally authored over thirty authoritative papers on refractive surgery and related issues. As a pioneer in wavefront laser vision correction, Dr. Shapiro was one of the first surgeons in the world to publish an article in a medical journal about techniques for optimizing results with the new technology. Since that landmark article, Dr. Shapiro was the first surgeon in the world to author an article describing the use of customized wavefront laser vision correction to correct night vision problems induced by earlier forms of non-wavefront LASIK. Dr. Shapiro also was the first surgeon in the world to author articles on the use of customized wavefront LASIK to refine the optics of patients who had undergone older formats of PRK and RK vision correction. Recently, Dr. Shapiro was the first surgeon in the world to introduce third generation wavefront technology in a medical journal.