Joseph Shapiro, MD, was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He attended college at the University of California, San Diego, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology and a minor in Theater. He then moved to New York, where he earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro served his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine. He was a fellow of adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. During his fellowship, Dr. Shapiro spent a significant portion of his training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Shapiro is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology. He has been providing allergy and asthma care to patients of all ages in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years and founded the Allergy and Asthma Institute over 10 years ago.
Dr. Shapiro has established himself as a leader in the allergy community. He has served as president of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, as well as on state and national allergy committees.
When away from the office, Dr. Shapiro enjoys spending his time with his wife and three daughters.
Gillian Goldberg Bassirpour, MD, was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She attended undergraduate college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) and earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She then returned to the University of Michigan to complete her residency training in internal medicine. Following residency, she completed her fellowship in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Henry Ford Health System, where she stayed on as faculty. She is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology.
During her time at Henry Ford Health System she had a large role in their teaching and research programs, including teaching their fellows and serving as a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Inner City Asthma Consortium. Her clinical passion is food allergy. Also during her time at Henry Ford she planned and developed a program that focused not only on pediatric, but adult food allergy as well. This program included an early introduction component in addition to a food challenge service.
Her family (2 daughters, a husband, and 1 fur human) couldn’t be more excited to experience all that sunny California has to offer. She is looking forward to participating in the care of her new patients.