James A. Shaffer, M.D.

Dr. Shaffer has a special interest in minimally invasive joint replacement and reconstruction

Dr. Shaffer brings over 12 years of orthopedic experience on his return to central Pennsylvania, and has built many orthopedic programs, including the development of perioperative pain avoidance and short hospital stays.  His practice has focused on minimally invasive joint replacement and reconstruction.  He is board certified and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr Shaffer attended Penn State, University Park where he earned a degree in Physics and continued his education at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey.  He received his orthopaedic training at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program where he served as chief resident.  While in residency he served as assistant team physician with the Oakland A’s and the University of San Francisco Dons.

Dr Shaffer twice served as orthopaedic chair and speaker for the Frontiers in Medicine conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  He served as system medical director for orthopedics and total joints at Wyoming Medical Center.  He has served as a delegate for the House of Delegates and a member of the executive committee of the Young Physician Section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. 

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