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Samantha C. Shapiro, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Baylor College of Medicine


Residency, Internal Medicine
Osler Medical Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Samantha Shapiro, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She left the West Coast warmth to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she became an avid college football fan. She then headed south to Baylor College of Medicine, where she learned to appreciate the finer things in life: cowboy boots and good barbecue. Later, her work hard, play hard attitude landed her at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where she completed residency and fellowship training programs in internal medicine and rheumatology respectively.

She chose to specialize in rheumatology because she is fascinated and challenged by the complicated, multi-system conditions it encompasses. She recognizes that patients are unique human beings with distinct experiences of illness. She values the opportunity to listen to the stories of these experiences and to improve the quality of her patients’ lives each day.

Shapiro is elated to be the first rheumatologist at Dell Medical School. She is honored to return to the great state of Texas to take care of a community in need, educate the next generation of physician leaders and build a rheumatology program from the ground up. As she is quick to tell anyone who asks, this is truly her dream job.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
  • The Harry & Rose Caplovitz Internal Medicine Award
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007