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.