Benjamin Shaffer, MD

Benjamin Shaffer, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Washington, DC

Partner, Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (WOSM) Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Georgetown University Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, George Washington University

Office Address

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  • 2021 K St, NW
    Suite 516
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 833-1147
    Fax: (202) 296-2515


  • I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, with expertise in problems of the shoulder, knee and elbow. I serve as Head Team Physician for the NHL Washington Capitals and Assistant Team Physician for the NBA Washington Wizards.

Dr. Shaffer's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Elbow Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Arthroscopy; Joint Instability; Tendons; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Hyaluronic Acid; Postoperative Complications; Tibial Menisci; Treatment Outcome

Dr. Shaffer's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PhysicianWashington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (WOSM)
    Washington, DC
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantUS Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team
  • Team PhysicianMaret School
    Washington, DC
  • Medical Director and Head Team PhysicianWashington Capitals NHL Hockey Team
  • Assistant Team PhysicianWashington Wizards
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantCanadian National Ballet, Kennedy Center
  • Energy ConsultantPGA Championship
    Avenel, MD
  • PhysicianNHL (Olympics)
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantFrozen Four Verizon Center
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantArthrex
    Naples, FL
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantBooz Allen Classic
    Avenel, MD
  • Medical Director and Head Team PhysicianWashington Nationals Baseball Club
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantPresident’s Cup, PGA Tour
    Manassas, VA
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantWorld Figure Skating Championships
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantWomen's World Cup Summer
  • Head Team PhysicianWashington Freedom Pro Women's Soccer
  • PartnerWOSM
    Washington, DC
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorGeorgetown University
    Washington, DC
  • Team PhysicianHolton-Arms School
    Bethesda, MD
  • Head Team PhysicianWashington Congressionals
  • Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceGeorgetown University
    Washington, DC
    Served as chief of sports medicine and shoulder service as full time Faculty, in addition to serving as Head Team Physician for the Georgetown Hoyas Athletic Teams
  • Orthopaedic ConsultantPGA Golf Tour
  • ChiefGeorgetown University Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Head Team PhysicianGeorgetown University Athletics
    Washington, DC
  • Staff Orthopaedic SurgeoSouthern California Permanente Medical Group
    Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Shaffer's Education & Medical Training

  • Kerlan - Jobe Orthopedic ClinicKerlan - Jobe Orthopedic ClinicFellowship, Sports Medicine
  • Hospital Joint Diseases Orthopedic InstituteHospital Joint Diseases Orthopedic InstituteResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mount Sinai School of MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery
  • U of FL Coll of MedUniversity of Florida College of MedicineMedical School
  • University of FloridaUniversity of FloridaOther Training, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

Dr. Shaffer's Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License1999 - 2015
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License1998 - 2014
  • DC State Medical LicenseDC State Medical License1992 - 2014
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Shaffer's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top DoctorWashingtonian Magazine, Since 2004
  • Top Doctors, Sports MedicineCastle Connelly, 2013
  • Most Compassionate DoctorPatients’ Choice Awards, 2013
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Dr. Shaffer's Publications & Presentations

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Books/Book Chapters

  • Sports Medicine in Baseball Chapter: Rotator Cuff Repairs in Baseball Players 
    Shaffer BS
    Editors: .Lipincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery Chapter: Arthroscopic Treatment of Biceps Tendinopathy 
    Shaffer BS, Rudzki JR
    Editors: Mark Miller MD and Sam Wiesel MD.Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment Chapter: The Shoulder 
    Shaffer BS
    Editors: Sam W. Wiesel, MD, John N. Delahay, MD, Wudbhav N. Sankar,MD and Brent B. Wiesel, MD.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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  • MRI evaluation of patellar tendon obstruction in lateral meniscus transplantation (E-Poster)
    Shaffer BS, Jenkins M, AANA 2011 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1/1/2011
  • Arthroscopic Mensicus Repair: The All-inside technique
    Shaffer BS, Sibley Hospital, Washington, DC, 5/25/2002
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: Diagnostic and Reconstructive Arthroscopy Workshop
    Shaffer BS, Georgetown University Medical Center, 6/12/1999
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  • Examination of the athlete's shoulder Vina del Mar, Chile - 11/22/2012
  • Management of AC Separations of the Shoulder Vina del Mar, Chile - 11/22/2012
  • Improving Shoulder Instability repair in the shoulder Vina del Mar, Chile - 11/22/2012
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  • Intra-articular Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder: A Case Report (Video) Shaffer BS, Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research
  • Lateral Meniscus transplant: Surgical Technique (Video) Shaffer BS, AAOS and AANA Website Technical Videos, AAOS Orthopaedic Surgery Video Library
  • Baseball Injury Prevention Shaffer BS, “Your Orthopaedic Connection” - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons =
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