Jonathan B. Shafer, MD

Hand Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Elbow, Hand, Wrist and Shoulder, Sports Medicine
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Jonathan B. Shafer, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in surgery to the upper extremity. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery to the shoulder, forearm and hand, as well as arthroscopic surgery to the upper extremity, and total shoulder and elbow replacement, and upper extremity trauma. The greatest pleasure of his job is making his patients feel special and cared for. He believes that since so many people are scared and afraid to see a doctor, it is imperative to make every patient feel comfortable.

He comes from a highly-educated and scientific family spanning two continents. His American father was a petroleum engineer for ExxonMobil, while his Ghana-born mother was an educator and counseling professional. In the Shafer household, education and achievement were highly-prized values. Science was always very prominent in his house, so he always knew that he was going to do something in science. After graduating with a degree in biochemistry from Rice University, he took a job developing a new drug to treat psoriasis for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. But he soon decided he wanted to go to medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.

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Specializing in:

  • Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


Care Center

2720 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221-2750

(360) 424-2418


Care Center

1500 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4105

(360) 424-2418



Program: MD
Institution: University of Texas Med. Branch at Galveston

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of New Mexico

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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