Officer Commitee

Christopher I. Shaffrey

Christopher Shaffrey, MD

Dr. Christopher Shaffrey is a world-renowned physician-scientist who has an active research interest in spinal surgery, particularly in multicenter research studies of pediatric and adult scoliosis, spinal cord injury, spinal trauma, spinal degenerative conditions and tumors involving the spinal column. He is currently a deputy editor for both the journals Spine and Spine Deformity. He has more than 800 publications, greater than 1250 national and international presentations, and served as editor for several textbooks on spinal surgery.  Dr. Shaffrey has served as the chair of the Joint Spine Section, chair of the International Meeting of Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, president of the Scoliosis Research Society, president-elect of Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), former director and chair for the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is currently vice chair of the ACGME Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee.

Dr. Shaffrey received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1986 and completed his general surgical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego. He completed his residencies in neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery, followed by a spine fellowship in pediatric and adult reconstructive spine surgery at the University of Virginia.


Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >