Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD

Neurosurgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

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919-613-0444 Office number
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

I have more than 25 years of experience treating patients of all ages with spinal disorders. I have had an interest in the management of spinal disorders since starting my medical education. I performed residencies in both orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire range of spinal disorders. My goal has been to find innovative ways to manage the range of spinal condition, straightforward to complex. I have a focus on managing patients with complex spinal disorders. My patient evaluation and management philosophy is to provide engaged, compassionate care that focuses on providing the simplest and least aggressive treatment option for a particular condition. In many cases, non-operative treatment options exist to improve a patient’s symptoms. I have been actively engaged in clinical research to find the best ways to manage spinal disorders in order to achieve better results with fewer complications.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Virginia, 1986
RESIDENCY
Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, 1987-1994
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, 1987-1992
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery, University of Virginia, 1994-1995
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research spans a broad range of clinical research that evaluates the management of patients with spinal disorders. I have served as a principal investigator or site principal investigator for research evaluating spinal trauma, spinal cord injury, pediatric and adult spinal deformity, degenerative spinal disorders, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis. The focus of all of these studies is to improve the selection of patients for optimal treatment, reduce complications related to treatment, and improve outcomes.

PUBLICATIONS
View Christopher Shaffrey's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.