Joel A. Shapiro, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Sports Medicine-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Available within 1-3 Days


Joel Shapiro, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a clinical focus in shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and sports medicine. He performs over 300 shoulder procedures per year, including many shoulder arthroscopies. He believes it is important to develop a partnership and dialogue with his patients, so that they understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. He has 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 New York Mets.

Dr. Shapiro likes to spend time with his two boys. He also enjoys hiking, biking, and sailing.

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Specializing in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Distal bicep tendon tear or rupture
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement


2409 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6907

(206) 633-6107


5350 Tallman Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98107-3932

(206) 784-0676



Program: MD
Institution: State U of NY at Buffalo School of Med & Biomed

Program: Residency
Institution: Northwestern University

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Hospital for Joint Disease

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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