Robert S. Shapiro, M.D., C.M., FRCSC, F.A.C.S., Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Fun fact about me 

I was a house-league hockey coach at the Atom and PeeWee levels.

I love working with children and their families because 
I love working with children and their families because I relate well to children and communicate well with their parents. I use humour to put the parents and children at ease, which makes their visits fun, for them and for me.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Associate Professor, McGill University, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor, McGill University, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Other appointments 

Ombudsman, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Instructor, McGill Annual Temporal Bone Drilling Course



B. Sc. McGill University.

Medical Degree 

M.D. C.M. - McGill University


Resident in Surgery - Harkness Community Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, California.

Resident in Otorhinolaryngology - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Research interests 

Research has focused on partial adenoidectomy, ablative adenoidectomy, otologic manifestations in cleft palate and congenital velopharyngeal insufficiency, ear drops in the management of otitis externa (with a tutorial for each Otolaryngology resident), and temporal bone fractures in children.

Selected publications 

Shapiro RS: Partial Adenoidectomy. Laryngoscope 92(2): 135-139, 1982.

Wright ED, Manoukian JJ, Shapiro RS: Ablative Adenoidectomy: A New Technique Using Simultaneous Liquefaction/Aspiration. The Journal of Otolaryngology 26(1): 36-43, 1997.

Durr DG, Shapiro RS: Otologic Manifestations in Congenital Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. American Journal of Diseases of Children 143(1): 75-77, 1989.

Shapiro RS: Temporal Bone Fractures in Children. Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 87(3): 323-329, 1979.