David Shafer MD,FAANS,MMS

David Shafer, MD, FAANS, MMS

  • Neurosurgery


Altru Hospital

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

David Shafer, MD, MMS, FAANS, is a neurosurgeon at Altru Health System. Dr. Shafer believes that patients are the experts on their own health and he uses this information to provide the right treatment to improve and relieve suffering. Outside of work, he enjoys running, hiking, bicycling and playing trombone.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I am drawn to the challenge of solving problems. It gives me great satisfaction to complete the process of diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance."

Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)


Medical School

Doctor of Medicine 
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Spine:
    • Cervical:
      • Laminectomy
      • Laminoplasty
      • Disc arthroplasty
      • Fusion
    • Thoracolumbar:
      • Laminectomy
      • Discectomy
      • Fusion
      • Kyphoplasty
    • Pain:
      • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Cranial:
    • Craniotomy for brain trauma
    • Hemorrhages
    • Tumors