Matthew S. Shapiro, MD

Matthew S. Shapiro, MD
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow Conditions, Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, & Elbow

"I believe in patient-centered care and strive to provide my patients and their families as much relevant and understandable information as possible. This includes the nature of a patient's diagnosis and its normal progression, the surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and the recovery process for each of the various options. By providing this information, my patients are in the best possible position to make informed choices regarding their care.

As a fellowship-trained and board-certified sports medicine doctor, my practice focuses on the nonsurgical and state-of-the-art arthroscopic surgical treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee. I understand my patients' desires to continue participating in their favorite sports and activities, and I am dedicated to helping them recover from their injuries or conditions quickly and safely."

Education and Training

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1990-1999

  • Assistant Team Physician: UCLA Athletic Department, Los Angeles, CA, 1998-1999

  • Fellowship: Research and Clinical Fellow in Sports Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1988-1990

  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, 1983-1985; Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1985-1988

  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, Medical Doctorate, 1983

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Arts with distinction, 1979


  • Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (CAQ, ABOS), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners

Licensed by the Oregon, California, and New York State Boards of Medical Examiners


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America 

  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • Past President, Oregon Association of Orthopaedics

  • Past Board Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR

  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR

  • McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR

  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2000

Team Physician

  • South Eugene High School
  • Sheldon High School


New York City, NY

Favorite Activities

In his free time, Dr. Shapiro enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, hiking and camping.

Patient Reviews

"Dr. Shapiro and Staff,

I am writing to say THANK You all from the bottom of my heart for doing surgery on my scapula. I cannot remember the last time that my back felt this good all the time! Working, doing dishes, and simply just sitting without the constant pain is an absolute miracle to me!

I will forever be so thankful for you, Dr. Shapiro and your wonderful staff! Thank you again.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!" - Casey Pearce

"I wanted to take the time to comment on my experience with Slocum Orthopedics, and in particular, Dr. Matthew Shapiro, concerning my biIateral shoulder surgeries.

I spent the first 7 years of my working career as an Off-Bearer of a head-rig at Eel River sawmill in Northern California. I was young and strong and had no idea that the kind of work I was doing might contribute to shoulder pain in later years.

I moved on from mill work in 1982 and moved to Ketchikan, Alaska and begin a new career as a Fire Fighter. I worked at that job for 27 years, starting as a "rookie" firefighter and ending as the Assistant Fire Chief.

Fire Fighting and the training required to do it safely and efficiently requires a lot of heavy lifting. Ladders, hose, nozzles and other appliances that are used in that trade are heavy and cumbersome. Add to that the unpredictable things that are encountered in emergency situations and it is easy to see how it takes a toll on those in the service.

After retiring in 2010, I relocated to Harrisburg Oregon as Chief of that fire department. By then I was having a substantial amount of pain in my right shoulder. In January of 2014 I first Visited Slocum Orthopedics and had my first consult with Dr. Shapiro. After seeing the x-rays and a thorough exam, Dr. Shapiro recommended surgery for my right shoulder. I hesitated at the thought of surgery at that time.

On February14th, 2014, less than a month after that consult, I injured my left shoulder while fighting a fire near Harrisburg. I was treated for a soft tissue injury for about 4 months. When it seemed that the injury was not getting better I had an MRI which revealed a tear-in the shoulder. I was scheduled for shoulder surgery on August 28th, 2014.

The result of the surgery has been nothing short of fabulous. My left shoulder healed in the 12 weeks that Dr. Shapiro had predicted. My range of motion and the strength in my left shoulder made me feel 20 years younger than my age of 63. I recovered fully from that surgery and was scheduled for surgery on my right shoulder in October of this year. I am about 7 weeks into my recovery and am convinced that the outcome for my right shoulder will be as good, if not better, than my left shoulder.

The outcome of both surgeries would seem to be enough to write about....but it is not. The outstanding professionalism of Slocum Orthopedics, the kindness shown by staff, the technical skill of Dr. Shapiro, and the overall coordination of a winning team has given me a new lease on life.

Thank you Slocum Orthopedics, and the entire team at Slocum. I would, and will, recommend the fine service you provide to anyone who is suffering with pain from injury of a joint. Thank you Dr. Matthew Shapiro for showing compassion, explaining my options, for being the consummate professional surgeon you are, and for just being a heck of a nice guy." - John G.

"Everybody was very helpful. Even though my mind was moving a little slow from a stroke, Dr. Shapiro got through to me. I put him through a lot, but he kept seeing me. Finally, I have the operation on my arm. I 'm feeling a lot better in a small amount of time. Dr. Shapiro and his staff are very good at their jobs. Thanks a lot!" -- Kathy D.

"From walking into their office to leaving the front door, Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is a compassionate, highly competent, and time effective experience. I will not see any other doctor for my orthopedic needs. Dr. Shapiro is fantastic and thorough. He not only listens, he understands the problem. I highly recommend the Slocum Center." -- Patricia D.

"I had a rotator cuff repair and a bone spur removed. I had little to no pain from the procedure. I am getting my full movement back. I have no pain or aching like I did before the repair. I feel that the surgery was successful and Dr. Shapiro is very good and competent." -- Leslie R.

"I am a high school World History teacher. On the first day of summer vacation, I was preparing to enjoy 75 days of peace, quiet, and bliss. I was going to spend a week at Otter Crest on the beautiful Oregon Coast and then come back home to prepare for a summer of hard labor.  We were putting in a rock wall, new yard, bark mulch, gravel, concrete pad etc. However, fate had other plans for me. On the first day at the coast, I was reaching up to grab my daughter so that she and my wife could come down and look at the seals and tide pools.  Unfortunately I slipped.  I was either going to have my daughter do a face plant or I was going to take the brunt of the fall.  Obviously, my little princess won and in the process of falling, I did a matrix move and threw myself down on my arm.  It promptly dislocated from my shoulder.  Fortunately, an EMT was right behind me.  Due to the incoming tide, my location, and pain, he asked if I wanted him to put it back in.  Of course I said yes (I'm very glad I did), but the pain was excruciating and that was just the beginning of my summer and fall of discontent. 

I, of course, went to Slocum Center the minute I returned home.  I had ACL surgery with Dr. Shapiro in 2011 and I was so pleased with the care and results of that surgery. I returned to Slocum Center and Dr. Shapiro again. I am so impressed with the quality of care I have received and the tremendous improvement I have seen as a result of my ACL surgery as well as my most recent situation with my arm.  The professionalism and quality of care is second to none.  In my profession as a teacher, referee, and coach, I am constantly coming into contact with people that have injured themselves. I always tell people if they want first class care, quality professionals, compassionate and caring people who really are concerned with you, then Slocum Center is really the only place to receive medical care.  The results from Slocum Center for me personally have been nothing short of miraculous.  I am just as active as ever. My knee has not slowed me down at all.  In fact, my repaired knee and leg are stronger than they have ever been.  My shoulder is feeling great despite all the tissue and muscle damage that occurred.  Slocum Center is the only place to go for your orthopedic needs.  Slocum Center Rocks!" -- Mark M.

"My experience was pleasant. The facility is very nice and the people are friendly and helpful. My doctor addressed my concerns and his prescription has thus far worked well. I would and have recommended Slocum Center to others." -- George S.

"I had a great experience.  Finally feel like I have a diagnosis and a treatment plan." -- Bren W.

"This is the third time I have injured my shoulder. I was a college athlete at the University of Oregon. I played on the volleyball team and the tennis teams. After re-injuring my shoulder for the third time, I was desperate to get some help. I wanted relief so that I could sleep at night throw a ball to my granddaughter and write on my chalkboard while teaching first grade.

"I am three months post-op and I am healing quickly. I am so happy with the surgery that Dr. Shapiro performed on my shoulder. I am sleeping  well, and I already have full range of motion. Even though this is my third time getting my shoulder fixed, I can't tell you how impressed I am with the work that Dr. Shapiro did. I live in the Coos Bay North Bend area, and I am happy to drive to Eugene because of the excellent results of my surgery." --Patricia M.

"A little over four years ago, I went to an orthopedic surgeon in Roseburg to see about the clicking and pain in my left knee. The doctor told me there was nothing wrong with my knee, and yet I was experiencing quite a bit of pain when I walked. I was advised to go to Slocum to see if they could do something about my pain, so I made an appointment. I met with Dr. Shapiro and he was able to identify the problem with my knee, which turned out to be a relatively simple fix. I have had no problem with my knee since then. It is this experience that made it easy for me to choose Slocum for my carpal tunnel surgery. I am thankful for Slocum and the physicians who practice there." -- Ronald S.