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About Rachel M. Shapiro, MS, PA-C

Rachel Shapiro, MS, is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who specializes in caring for urology patients. She helps treat a wide range of urological conditions, including benign prostate enlargement, lower urinary tract symptoms, kidney stones, benign scrotal conditions, urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, and incontinence. She also works with patients with congenital urologic malformations who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

Ms. Shapiro was recently recognized as Physician Assistant of the Year by UC San Diego Health for her exemplary patient care as well as her contributions to education and leadership. Ms. Shapiro currently serves as chair of the Advanced Practice Council and is the current co-chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Ms. Shapiro was a physician assistant at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. While there, she performed a wide range of outpatient urology services and assisted in the operating room with endourological procedures, using minimally invasive techniques to diagnose or treat kidney stones, as well as other conditions of the urinary tract.

Ms. Shapiro earned a master's degree from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, attending the Master of Science in Health Sciences for Physician Assistants program. She obtained double bachelor's degrees in music from Barnard College, and in Jewish law from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Outside of work, Ms. Shapiro enjoys international travel and spending time with her husband and son. She is also a triathlete and musician (piano and voice).

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Urology.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Degree

  • Barnard College, New York, NY

Master's Degree

  • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY

Degree

  • Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-08-02

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Conditions and Treatments

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Benign Scrotal Conditions
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Hypogonadism
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted