Jonathan B. Shafer, MD

Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

As the only fellowship-trained and board-certified upper extremity orthopedic surgeon in the area, Dr. Jonathan Shafer is an expert in surgery involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Dr. Shafer specializes in upper extremity trauma, total shoulder and elbow replacement, reconstructive surgery of the hand and elbow, and arthroscopic surgery of the upper extremity.

Dr. Shafer graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. After his undergraduate studies, he decided to further his education at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he earned his medical degree. He went on to The University of New Mexico for his orthopedic surgery residency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Shafer was then awarded a surgical fellowship at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where he focused on specialty training in upper extremity surgery.

When Dr. Shafer isn’t seeing patients, he enjoys photography, CrossFit, and running.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Skagit Northwest Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Island Hospital

20th Street

1017 20th Street
Anacortes, Washington 98221

Commercial Avenue

2720 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, Washington 98221

Continental Place

1500 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

South LaVenture Road

1401 South LaVenture Road
Mount Vernon, Washington 98274

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