Dr. Shafer is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and holds an additional Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. After receiving an undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Shafer completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After a surgical residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Shafer completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Southern California with a particular focus in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Dr. Shafer is an expert in minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, and knee arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Because of his particular interest in sports medicine, Dr. Shafer has served as the Team Physician for multiple professional and college sports teams including the National Champion USC Football and Women's Volleyball teams, and was on the medical staff of the Summer X Games, Pac 10 Basketball Tournaments, NCAA Volleyball Tournaments, and the Arizona Cardinals. Currently, Dr. Shafer is the Spring Training Team Physician and a Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers and Associate Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes. He is the Chairperson of the Medical Staff for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl games, and is a member of the Justin Sports Medicine Team, which entails providing medical expertise for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos in Arizona. As a native Arizonan, Dr. Shafer is very committed to serving his community. He volunteers his time as the team physician for several local high schools, providing pre-season physicals and covering games on Friday nights. Dr. Shafer believes in teamwork with patients. Whether you are an athlete at the professional, high school or college level, or just a weekend warrior, he is dedicated to spending the time necessary to ensure patients understand their conditions and treatment options. Dr. Shafer is a member of the following organizations: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow) Maricopa Medical Society Arizona Medical Association Orthopedic Specialists of North America Dr. Shafer was honored to be voted one of the Top Doctors in the Valley by North Valley Magazine in 2011.
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5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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5620 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
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"Dr Shafer repaired my rotator cuff Oct. 2021. Very pleased with my result. I'm doing nearly everything I want to: golfing, shooting baskets and tossing the ball with my grandson. My shoulder is strong with very good range of motion. I attribute my success to my P.T. effort and to Dr Shafer's skill as a surgeon and his judgement regarding what needed repair and what didn't, which he confirmed ..."
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  • May 16, 2022
"Great experience!"
  • May 12, 2022
"I saw Dr Shafer for a shoulder problem. Both he and his PA were very professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. His support staff is effecient and made the entire process and follow-up very easy. I don't hesitate recommending him. "
  • April 29, 2022
"Very Good!"
  • April 21, 2022
"So far so good! Very professional. He actually listens!"
  • April 20, 2022
"Always prepared to listen and give a patient the needed time. Excellent skills!"
  • March 16, 2022
"He was very helpful, addressed all of my concerns and genuinely cared about my health issues. Found my new doctor in Scottsdale!!!"
  • March 11, 2022
"Excellent visit. Dr Shaver os very conservative on his approach which I really appreciate. I would highly recommend Dr. Shafer."
  • March 3, 2022
"Quick, to the point and informative. Good doctor "
  • March 3, 2022
"Assist my problem immediately and decided he wasn’t the person to correct my issue. He sent me a referral to a pain specialist and I have an appointment at the very next day. Text your Schaeffer was personable, knowledgeable and explained it in late terms."
  • January 7, 2022
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University Of Washington Medical Center
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Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Graduated 1998


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