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

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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

  • PartnerWOSM
    Washington, DC
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorGeorgetown University
    Washington, DC
  • 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

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

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 SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Shaffer's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Washingtonian MagazineTop DoctorWashingtonian Magazine, Since 2004
  • SuperDoctors.comSuper DoctorSuperDoctors.com
  • Consumers CheckbookTop MDConsumers Checkbook

Dr. Shaffer's Publications & Presentations

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Dr. Shaffer's Professional Memberships

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