Dr. Christopher Shaffrey is a world-renowned physician-scientist who has an active research interest in spinal surgery, particularly in multicenter research studies of pediatric and adult scoliosis, spinal cord injury, spinal trauma, and tumors involving the spinal column. He is currently a deputy editor for both the journals Spine and Spine Deformity. He has more than 400 publications, greater than 750 national and international presentations, and served as editor for several textbooks on spinal surgery. Dr. Shaffrey currently serves as the chair of the International Meeting of Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and director for the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Shaffrey received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1986 and completed his general surgical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego. He completed his residencies in neurosurgery and orthopaedics, followed by a spine fellowship in pediatric and adult reconstructive spine surgery at the University of Virginia.