Joel Shapiro, MD

Sports Medicine | Arthroscopic Surgery | Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Dr. Joel Shapiro
Dr. Shapiro is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a clinical focus in shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and sports medicine.

Dr. Shapiro sees a wide variety of shoulder problems, from arthritis to rotator cuff tears to tendonitis, and everything in between. He performs over 300 shoulder procedures per year, including many shoulder arthroscopies. While he is known in the community for being a shoulder and elbow specialist, Dr. Shapiro also has a large practice of patients with knee problems and injuries.

Dr. Shapiro completed a medical degree at The State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed a residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Shapiro joined Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle in 2001, after completing a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery.

During Dr. Shapiro’s residency, he served on the medical staff of the Chicago Bulls, Cubs and Bears, and while he was completing his fellowship, he was a team doctor for the Mets. Today, he continues to treat many individuals with sports injuries.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Shapiro likes to spend time with his two boys. He also enjoys hiking, biking and sailing.
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    Generally, I don't write reviews, but am writing this one with great pleasure. Dr. Shapiro did a wonderful job, diagnosed... read more

    Jim B. Avatar
    Jim B.
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    Dr. Shapiro did an outstanding job with the repair of my rotator cuff and long head bicep tendon. I had... read more

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    Suzy K.
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    Dr.Shapiro is a great surgeon. He did my rotator cuff surgery and reverse shoulder replaement surgery. They went... read more

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    Paula T.
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    Dr Shapiro clearly explained my shoulder issues and prognosis. He allowed plenty of time to address my questions. This visit... read more

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    Lori G.
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    I cannot recommend Dr. Shapiro highly enough - he did a fantastic job with two tears in my shoulder -... read more

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    Ariel D.
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    Very happy I found Dr. Shapiro to repair my dislocated shoulder with labral tear. He is incredibly knowledgeable and kind.... read more

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