A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Shira received his M.D. from Tufts University and then completed his pediatric training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and his Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at the University of Kansas. After 20 years in the Army, which included assignments as chief of pediatrics at Fitzsimons and Walter Reed Army Medical Centers, he retired from the military to become chair of pediatrics at The Children's Hospital, Denver,where he continues to practice and teach part time as professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Shira has served as vice president and president of the Colorado Chapter and vice chair for District VIII. Other Academy activities have included the Chapter Forum Committee, appointments to two national committees and participation as a faculty member at over 40 local and national AAP meetings and CME courses.

In Colorado, Dr. Shira serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the...

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