• Orthopedic


  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

Care Center:

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle

Clinic Locations:

  • Ballard
  • Wallingford

Joel A. Shapiro, MD For an appointment call: 206.633.8100



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.

Education & Fellowship

BA, Tufts University
MD, The State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Northwestern University

Shoulder and elbow surgery, Hospital for Joint Disease

Professional Affiliations

Medical staff (former), Chicago Bulls
Medical staff (former), Chicago Cubs
Medical staff (former), Chicago Bears
Team doctor (former), New York Mets


Seattle Metropolitan Magazine — Top Doctor

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Orthopedic Center – Surgery
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center – UW Medicine
Swedish Medical Center