Brian Shafer, MD

Brian Shafer, MD


I always wanted to be a surgeon. As a college athlete playing soccer at UC San Diego, I felt sports medicine would be a good fit. As an orthopedic surgeon, I get to find a problem and then fix it in order to improve the lives of people and get them back to a higher level of functioning. I believe in teamwork with my patients. I take great pride in getting to know each of my patients personally and spending more time with you than most surgeons. Whether you are an athlete at the professional, high school or college level – or just a weekend warrior – I am dedicated to spending the time necessary to ensure you understand your condition and treatment options.

Dr. Shafer’s Credentials



University of Southern California, University Hospital, Sports Medicine/Shoulder & Elbow Surgery


University of Washington

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

OrthoArizona Sports Medicine

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

John C. Lincoln Hospital- North Mountain

Paradise Valley Hospital

Pinnacle Surgery Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Thompson Peak Hospital

The Orthopedic Surgery Center of Arizona (TOSCA)


Patient Downloads


Dr. Shafer is pleased to accept many common insurances for patient convenience. Please check with your primary care physician to find out if you will need a referral for your visit to our office. Please note, insurances accepted are subject to change.

For new patients please print and fill out necessary forms before coming for your first appointment.