Alan Shapiro, MD, FAAP

Senior Medical Director, Community Pediatric Programs, Montefiore

Co-Founder and Medical Director, Terra Firma: Healthcare and Justice for Immigrant Children

Alan Shapiro, MD, FAAP is the Senior Medical Director of Community Pediatric Programs and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, Montefiore Health Systems.  He is the co-founder and Medical Director of Terra Firma, a medical­legal partnership focused on the complex needs of newly arrived immigrant children and families and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health. He has co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals including Terra Firma: Medical-Legal Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Garifuna Children, in the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy (2015), the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement, Detention of Immigrant Children, published in Pediatrics (2017) and Unaccompanied children seeking safe haven: Providing care and supporting well-being of a vulnerable population in the Children and Youth Services Review (2018). Dedicated to providing care to vulnerable children throughout his career he was the 2015 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Local Hero award.  He received his BS in psychology from Emory University and is a graduate of State University of NY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, and completed his residency in Pediatrics from Montefiore Medical Center’s Residency Program in Social Medicine