Jonathan Shapero earned his bachelor of science with distinction from the University of Toronto, where he was on the dean’s list for multiple years. He earned his medical degree from Queen’s University, where he served as class vice president and was awarded the Mulloch Scholarship in pediatrics and twice awarded the Isobel McConville Scholarship for research in surgery, and the L. J. Patterson prize for research into the immunological aspects of cancer. Clinical rotation at John Hopkins in dermatology and presented at John Hopkins grand rounds. Dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia, where he served as chief resident, and the University of Toronto.
Jonathan has served as faculty and lecturer for the Skin Spectrum Summit and has served on the executive advisory committee of the Skin Spectrum Summit.
Jonathan Shapero is the vice president of the Canadian Laser and Aesthetics Specialists Society and also is the moderator for the Laser Safety Course for the Canadian Laser and Aesthetics Specialists Society. Jonathan Shapero regularly attends the Skin of Color Updates in New York, where he has been honoured at the plenary session for his dermatology research publications on black skin.
Due to his commitment to the advancement of dermatology in skin of colour, Dr. Jonathan Shapero and Dr. Harvey Shapero were invited to join the Caribbean Dermatology Association, where they are the only non-Caribean dermatologists to be members. Jonathan Shapero regularly attends the Caribbean Dermatology Meeting and has been a presenter at the meeting. Dr. Shapero also has extensive academic publications in dermatology with a particular focus on skin of colour dermatology as well as cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.
Dr. Jonathan Shapero has given lectures for the Canadian Dermatology Association Annual Conference, Humber River Hospital Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Alberta Dermatology Grand Rounds, and Johns Hopkins Dermatology Grand Rounds.
Dr. Shapero has held student research positions at Princess Margaret Hospital, where he focused on cancer with a particular focus on thyroid cancer. He has held a student research position at the Sick Kids Hospital with a focus on pediatric cardiovascular surgery and Toronto General Hospital with a focus on cardiovascular surgery and cardiac prosthetic devices. He has also held student research positions at the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (The Centre for Mycology) in the Netherlands with a focus on fungus that can infect the skin, Ontario Public Health Laboratories in medical microbiology, and Med Chem Health Laboratories in Scarborough.
Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys backcountry camping in Ontario, running, tennis and basketball. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children and cheering his children on in basketball with the North Toronto Huskies and Kia Nurse Elite basketball teams and in volleyball with the Leaside Volleyball Club.
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