St. Joe’s adds new Hospitalist to its team

St. Joseph’s Physicians announced physician Benjamin G. Shapiro has joined St. Joseph’s Health Hospital as a hospitalist.

A board-certified physician, Shapiro completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Health where he will continue to practice.

As a hospitalist, Shapiro cares for patients from the time they enter the hospital to the time they are discharged. He manages diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care of needed specialists.

Having completed his residency in family medicine, Shapiro is well-equipped to provide this wide scope of care to all patients.

“As a native of Syracuse, I am excited to continue caring for the patients in our community and those from surrounding areas as a hospitalist,” said Shapiro. “Having completed my residency at St. Joseph’s Health, I know firsthand the exceptional physicians, nurses and staff we have, and I am thrilled to be a part of this team.”

Shapiro received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He completed his undergraduate studies at Union College in Schenectady, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with a minor in history.

While attending Union College, he appeared on the dean’s list, was an associate member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, and was awarded departmental honors for his thesis.