Christopher I. ShaffreyMD, FACS, FAANS
Dr. Christopher I Shaffrey, MD, FACS graduated from The Citadel in 1982 with B.S. degree in Biology. He played varsity basketball and was the co-captain his senior year. In 1986, Dr. Shaffrey received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his general surgical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego in 1987 where he was named the surgical intern of the year.
Dr. Shaffrey has an active research interest in spinal surgery, particularly in numerous multi center outcome research studies of pediatric and adult scoliosis, spinal cord injury, spinal trauma and tumors involving the spinal column. He has been a funded principal investigator in numerous grants and clinical trials. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and Journal of Spinal Disorders. He is currently a Deputy Editor for both the journal Spine and Spine Deformity. Dr. Shaffrey has greater than 200 publications, greater than 750 national and international presentations and served as editor for several textbooks on spinal surgery.