Daniel I. Shapiro, MD, FACS
Dr. Daniel Shapiro is a renowned Scottsdale cosmetic Surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has been practicing cosmetic surgery in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona area for over 19 years. As one of the busiest cosmetic surgeons in the Phoenix metropolitan area, he brings a wealth of experience to his practice, having meticulously performed thousands of aesthetic surgical procedures. His aesthetic vision and surgical expertise has made him one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeons, constantly improving and evolving techniques introduced to him during his plastic surgical residency at the prestigious New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
He finished his formal training in 1992, after being mentored by some of the most famous and gifted cosmetic plastic surgeons in the world.
This unique exposure to extremely discriminating plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and the patients who travel the world for such expertise, left a lasting impression of both uncompromising surgical technique and compassionate patient care that Dr. Shapiro has continued to strive upon to this day. While in Manhattan, Dr. Shapiro was fortunate enough to also train at the Memorial Hospital Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he learned the most sophisticated and advanced cancer reconstructive procedures with special emphasis on breast and facial aesthetics. This extensive training, with a foundation based upon 6 years of General Surgical Residency, resulted in Dual Board Certifications in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which Dr. Shapiro achieved in 1990 and 1995 respectively.
Upon returning to the Phoenix metropolitan area in 1992, Dr. Shapiro initially performed a combination of post-cancer reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. His continued desire to master facial, breast and body cosmetic surgery techniques led him to foster relationships with other gifted cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles and New York to bring the most innovative, yet proven surgical techniques to his patients in the Scottsdale / Paradise Valley area. This expertise motivated Scottsdale Healthcare in 1993 to appoint Dr. Shapiro to assemble and lead a multi-discipline team to treat a Bosnian war victim transferred from war-torn Bosnia to Scottsdale Healthcare for facial reconstruction following a sniper bullet injury to the face.
(Picture on left: Article published on 12/27/93 front page of Arizona Republic, Dr. Shapiro and patient).
After multiple complex reconstructive surgeries, this patient returned home with renewed confidence and optimism, and was able once again to interface as a complete person. With similar empathy, Dr. Shapiro has also traveled to Colombia in South America with “Heal The Children” to donate his services to those unfortunate enough to suffer from congenital deformities and traumatic injuries without exposure to adequate health care.
With the experience of many thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Shapiro has continued to tailor his Scottsdale area practice, specializing in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. His practice includes entertainers, news anchors, celebrities, models and business executives from both national and international origins, and his before and after patient photographs are often showcased as exemplary results in many national publications.
The common thread of his patient population is their desire for spectacularly natural surgical results performed in an environment of uncompromising patient safety and confidentiality. Dr. Shapiro has participated in a televised Extreme Makeover, and is honored that he was named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Scottsdale Magazine in a reader’s poll regarding the best of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. He has also been awarded Top Doc Plastic Surgery – Phoenix Magazine, 2011. Dr. Shapiro is listed as a VIP member in Cambridge Who’s Who, and as past President of the Maricopa County Society of Plastic Surgeons, his surgical skills and clinical judgement are often sought after for his utilization of the latest proven advances in technology and innovations, combined with his unwavering commitment to patient care.
Based upon his commitment to comprehensive skin health, Dr. Shapiro created in 2005 the Shapiro Skin Klinic™, a nationally recognized full service institution utilizing the most up-to-date and efficacious technologies to bring complementary non-invasive services to his practice. He has carefully selected an exceptionally talented and qualified staff that is committed to patient care, comfort, and service while providing consistent and predictable results.
This veteran staff of nurses and estheticians with a combined experience of over 95 years, are all licensed and certified by the State of Arizona for aesthetic laser and safety operation. Services include a full array of aesthetic procedures consisting of laser treatments including non-ablative, ablative and fractionated, fotofacial IPL treatments, BotoxCosmetic®, Dysport®, and multiple soft tissue fillers.
Based upon his recognition of the importance of proper skin health, Dr. Shapiro, a Scottsdale cosmetic surgeon, collaborated with chemists and pharmacists in California for over two years to develop the Shapiro Skin Klinic™ skin care line. Organic-based ingredients, including the most advanced antioxidants, Omega-3 oils, red wine extracts, and most up-to-date science breakthroughs utilizing Human Growth Factors, have been brought together to protect, repair, and regenerate all skin types.
Dr. Shapiro spent years researching the key elements of the skin that decline as we age, and developed a line that works as a preventative measure in the aging process. Recently, this line has been reformulated with the most up-to-date ingredients to increase its potency and speed of delivery and will be distributed both nationally and internationally under the Shapiro Skin Klinic™ name.
Dr. Shapiro and his wife Lisa have two children, Sophia and Dalton, and are very involved in the community through a variety of charitable causes including: the American Heart Association, Home Base Youth Services, Arizona Foundation for Women, Scottsdale Healthcare, Florence Crittenton, and Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.