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Bill Shapiro 

Bill Shapiro is a career anesthesiologist with over 25 years of first-hand patient care operating room (OR) experience at the University of California, San Francisco. For his first 15 years, Bill provided anesthesia care to pediatric and adult cardiac surgery patients, and most recently to complex vascular surgery and lung surgery patients. At UCSF, Bill’s healthcare leadership experience included 10 years as Chief of Anesthesia Services at UCSF Mount Zion Hospital, during which time surgery capacity more than doubled to 10 ORs. Bill’s fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF focused on heart rhythm abnormalities, resulting in over 20 publications related with pacemakers and other devices for management of heart rhythm irregularities. Bill is interested in combining his first-hand medical experiences with AI to make the OR safer, and adding social media and mobile apps to improve the postoperative experience. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Maryland (UM) in College Park, an M.D. from UM in Baltimore, and an Executive MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. He visits Spain for language immersion, startup advising, and speaking on “The Smart OR, the OR of the Future”.