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Dr. Georgia Daniela Gonsalves Shapiro



Doctor of Medicine

Ross University - School of Medicine

Edison, New Jersey


Bachelor of Science

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Work Experience:

2012 – Present

Medical Oncologist

Cassidy Cancer Center - Winter Haven Hosptial

Winter Haven, FL

2011 – Present

Medical Oncology Chief Fellow

Nevada Cancer Institute – University of Nevada School of Medicine

Las Vegas, NV

2010 – Present

Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

Nevada Cancer Institute – University of Nevada School of Medicine

Las Vegas, NV

2007 – 2010

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Medical Center of Central Georgia – Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

2007 – 2010

Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine

Mercer University – School of Medicine

Macon, Georgia

Research Experience:

2011 Cultured circulating tumor cells-development of a novel platform for drug discovery and in vitro chemosensitivity testing in prostate and other cancers. – Nevada Cancer Institute. Bench research involving comparing colony counts obtained with the 3-D growth method before and after initiation of treatment with CTC (circulating tumor cells) counts obtained using Cellsearch, to evaluate the assay as a predictive tool for prostate and breast cancers.

2009 Structural basis for the selective inhibition of human 3- hydroxysteriod dehydrogenase 1 and its possible effect in breast cancer – Mercer University School of Medicine. Bench research involving a PCR based mutagenesis of a 3beta-HSD mutant. I performed PCR mutagenesis, cloning, electrophoresis, enzyme cuts, transformation, plasma DNA extraction, sequencing, recombination, western blots, and isomerase assay.

2007 Church Based Diabetes Prevention – Mercer University – This research has lead to a $3.0 million grand from the National Institute of Health for continuation of the project. I was directly involved in data analysis, transcribe, code and analyze focus group data.

2005 "Quadruple Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI) Therapy and Trizivir (TZV) and Viread (TDF) in Naive and Experienced HIV/AIDS Patients: a 30-Month Follow Up" Mount Vernon, New York HIV/AIDS Research Clinic. I was involved in data evaluation of the clinical response of naïve and experienced HIV/AIDS patients on NRTI with Trizivir and Viread.


Daniela Gonsalves Shapiro and Wolfram E. Samlowski, "Management of Melanoma Brain Metastases in the Era of Targeted Therapy," Journal of Skin Cancer, vol. 2011, Article ID 845863, 6 pages, 2011. Doi:10.1155/2011/845863

Atkinson M, Boltri JM, Davis-Smith M, Seale JP, Shellenberger S, Gonsalves D "A Qualitative Inquiry into the Community and Programmatic Dimensions Associated with Successful Implementation of Church-Based Diabetes Prevention Programs". Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2009 May-June; 15(3): 254-73.

Publication – Book Chapter:

Shapiro, Daniela Gonsalves; Shapiro, Michael T; Samlowski, Wolfram E "Management of Melanoma Brain Metastases in the Era of Targeted Therapies" Emerging Therapeutics for Melanoma, 2012, Pages 164-174 (dol: 10.2217/ebo.11.94)


2010 "Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma Presenting with Leukomoid Reaction" American College of Physicians-Georgia Chapter. Poster presentations of patient's hospitalization and clinical outcome. Poster was selected to advance to National American College of Physicians case presentation competition.

Languages Spoken:

Portuguese, Spanish, and English


Board Certified in Internal Medicine

United States Medical Licensing Exam – Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3

Professional Affiliations:

American Medical Association

American College of Physicians

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

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