David Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of development at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company, a position he has held since 2008. He has over 25 years of clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Shapiro founded a consulting company, Integrated Quality Resources, that focused on development stage biopharmaceutical companies and was active in this role from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Shapiro was Executive Vice President, medical affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Idun Pharmaceuticals, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. From 1995 to 1998, he was President of the Scripps Medical Research Center at Scripps Clinic. He also served as Vice President, clinical research at Gensia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Director and Group Leader, hypertension clinical research at Merck Research Laboratories from 1985 to 1990. Dr. Shapiro has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and organized and chaired several conferences aimed at improving product development. Dr. Shapiro served on the board of directors of Altair Therapeutics, Inc. from 2008 to 2010 and served for two terms on the Executive Committee of the Board of the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians, from 1997 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2005. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Physicians of the United Kingdom. He received his medical degree from Dundee University & Medical School, and undertook his postgraduate medical training in the university affiliated hospitals in Oxford, United Kingdom and the University of Vermont.