Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS, is the chief of the Duke Spine Division for the departments of neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery and president-elect of the AANS. He is Board-certified in the fields of neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery and is dedicated to finding innovative ways to manage a wide range of spinal conditions, with a focus on complex spinal disorders.

He is active in clinical research to find the best ways to manage spinal disorders to achieve better results with fewer complications. Dr. Shaffrey has served as a principal investigator or site principal investigator for research evaluating spinal trauma, spinal cord injury, pediatric and adult spinal deformity, degenerative spinal disorders, spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis.

Dr. Shaffrey has more than 450 peer-reviewed publications and more than 1,000 national and international presentations. He has served or is serving as the deputy editor of the journals Spine and Spine Deformity and has served as the chair of the editorial board for JNS: Spine as well as editor for several textbooks on spine surgery. He has been the chair of the ABNS and is currently a member of the Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee.