Dr. Adam Brent Shafritz received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in1990, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 2000. From July 2000 until December 2001 he trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and completed a Hand and Microvascular surgery fellowship, followed by 6 months of shoulder arthroplasty training. He was hired as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in December of 2001, promoted to Associate Professor in 2008, and then promoted to Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in July of 2015.
Dr. Shafritz is a nationally recognized clinician-educator actively engaged in medical student and resident education. He also serves as faculty for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and Arthroscopy Association of North America teaching surgical skills for CME courses at the Orthopaedic Learning Center. He has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters, and given over 100 invited presentations nationally and internationally. He participates in multi-institution clinical research, with nine active IRB protocols at UVM, including the epidemiology of injuries occurring in alpine sports and the evaluation of outcomes of shoulder fracture treatment, shoulder replacement surgery, and other diseases of the upper limb.
Dr. Shafritz is past president of the Vermont Orthopedic Society, is a founding member of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and American Association of Hand Surgeons.
Dr. Shafritz volunteers his services for numerous professional societies within orthopaedics. He serves as a reviewer for seven orthopaedic journals. For the ASSH, Dr. Shafritz is a content editor for the Hand-e, sits on the Physician Metrics Task Force, the Public Education Committee, and served on the Public Awareness Committee where he produced You Tube videos for the ASSH on lateral epicondylitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shafritz sat on the AAOS committee that created the AAOS Self-Assessment Examinations for Upper Extremity and Shoulder and Elbow for 2011, 2014 and 2017. Over the past two years, Dr. Shafritz has served as a technical advisor to the Green Mountain Care Board, which is responsible for all healthcare financing, insurance, hospital budgets, and reform in Vermont. He served as team physician for the United States Maccabi team at the World Games in Israel in 2005, 2009 and 2013 and continues to serve on their medical advisory staff.
Dr. Shafritz has been awarded the Achievement Award by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and was named to Who’s Who in America in 2012. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the UVM Tae Kwon Do Club.