Fred E. Shapiro, D.O.


Dr. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine in Boston, MA.  

With a strong interest and reputation nationally in patient safety and education, Dr. Shapiro created the first Harvard Medical School Office-Based Anesthesia CME Course and The Manual of Office Based Anesthesia Procedures.  He is Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Patient Safety and Education, member of the ASA Committees on Standards and Practice Parameters, and Ambulatory Surgical Services, Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care  (AAAHC), Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and member of the Academy of Medical Educators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Dr. Shapiro is also President of the Suffolk District, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), Vice Chair, MMS Inter-Specialty Committee, member of MMS Professional Liability, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Peer Review, and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Credentialing Committee.  In 2015 and 2016, he represented the ASA at the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA), the first National Surgical Patient Safety Summit (NSPSS), in 2017, the National Patient Safety Movement Foundation, and the ASA Task Force on Patient Safety Initiatives.

In 2009, Dr. Shapiro founded The Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery (, an independent, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization to promote patient safety in office based surgery through scholarship, patient and physician education.  He created The ISOBS office based surgical safety checklist for practitioners, adopted as a resource for the American Academy of Healthcare Risk Management and The ISOBS Patient Checklist, featured in the July 2016  Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare (HPHC) subscriber newsletter and HPHC website.