Steven J. Schafer, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist

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    Steven J. Schafer, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist


    Orthopedic Surgeon


    Sports Medicine Specialist
    Regenerative Medicine

    Office Locations

    Pointe West

    Coastal Center (SR 64)

    Dr. Steven Schafer is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder surgery as well as sports injuries. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Schafer treats patients of all ages with special interest in athletic injuries in both the young and aging athlete. Dr. Schafer serves as the sports medicine physician to the Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Soccer Team, IMG Academies and State College of Florida.

    Dr. Schafer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and a die hard wolverines fan.

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    Doctor of Medicine:
    University of Michigan

    University of Missouri

    Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama

    Board Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine Physician to the:

    Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical center and Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Research Scholar – National Institutes of Health researching cartilage repair

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    Knee Surgery
    Shoulder Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
      • Rotator cuff surgery
      • Labral repair
    Fracture Care / Surgery
    Other Common Sports Medicine Injuries
    • Biceps tears
    • Achilles tears
    • Knee tendon tears

    He is great…I had a very interesting and difficult case of a badly messed up knee due to a fall, he was very thorough in making a decision on treatment, you can tell he really cares and wants what is best for you. The last thing he wanted to do was make my life harder by putting me through surgery and having a longer recovery times and I am grateful he found a better way to deal with it.

    Jordan Reed, Bradenton, FL

    Dr. Schafer is an excellent surgeon. He repaired my rotator cuff; left shoulder. He takes pride in his work and always does his absolute best. He has vast knowledge and recall of that is excellent.


    Excellent. I just had a second surgery for a torn rotator cuff (2nd shoulder) and the experience was excellent. I have little to no pain and based on the first surgery I expect a rapid recovery.

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