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Christopher Ignatius Shaffrey

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
DUMC Box 3077, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC Box 3077, Durham, NC 27710

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery · 2019 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Science Departments
Professor of Neurosurgery · 2019 - Present Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Previous Appointments & Affiliations


Instructor in Neurosurgery · 2018 - 2019 Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery
Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery · 2018 - 2019 Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Science Departments

Leadership & Clinical Positions at Duke


Chief, Division of Spine Sugery

Academic Positions Outside Duke


Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery · 1991 - 1992 University of Virginia Medical Center
Fellowship - Dept. of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery, Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery · 1994 - 1995 University of Virginia Medical Center
John A. Jane Professor of Neurosurgery · 2013 - 2018 University of Virginia School of Medicine
Attending Neurosurgeon- Department of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery · 1995 - 1997 Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery · 1995 - 1997 University of Virginia Medical Center
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery · 1993 - 1994 University of Virginia Medical Center
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery · 1988 - 1991 University of Virginia Medical Center
Senior Staff- Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery · 1997 - 1999 Henry Ford Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery · 1999 - 2003 University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery · 1995 - 1999 University of Virginia Medical Center
Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine · 2000 - 2003 University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor of Neurological Surgery · 2003 - 2018 University of Virginia School of Medicine
Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurological Surgery · 2008 - 2013 University of Virginia Medical Center
Visiting Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery · 2003 University of Washington School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedics Surgery · 2003 - 2018 University of Virginia School of Medicine
Resident, Neurosurgery · 1987 - 1990 University of Virginia Medical Center
Senior Registrar, Neurosurgery · 1992 - 1993 Derriford Hospital