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David Shafer, MD,FAANS,MMS

  • NPI Number: 1376769471
  • Languages Spoken: English

About David

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.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

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.

Locations Altru Hospital
  • 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