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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    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

    poppy 1. Avatar
    poppy 1.
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    Reverse should surgery. Great results, excellent support, also the anesthesia bag I carried for a week, kept early recovery pain free.

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    Ross L.
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    Nobody plans to blow out their shoulder doing the sports you love, but sadly mountain bikes have consequences when you... read more

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    paul w.
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    Outstanding! The team ... is a team. It's clear that every person in the office feels like they... read more

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    Craig B.
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    After investigating an Orthopedic Specialist for my Rotator Cuff surgery, I was recommended to see Dr. Shapiro at OSS. From... read more

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    Michael E.
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    I have been to OSS for two different shoulder issues over the last 10 years and have been extremely happy... read more

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