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Matthew S. Shapiro, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.74 (46 patient reviews and ratings)
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."

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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.

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Dr. Matthew Shapiro Says . . .

There is a lot of controversy about the use of performance enhancing drugs. Steroids certainly cause remarkable strength and conditioning benefits, but the downside of using them is high, and they are, after all, banned substances. Nutritional supplements are a little less clear.  Supplements, including creatine and vitamins as well as chondroitin and glucosamine, are not regulated by the FDA. In fact, they're really not regulated at all.  So when you buy a supplement, you can't be certain that what you get is what's on the label.  Also, what's in any particular bottle varies from product to product and batch to batch. There's no scientific evidence that they are helpful, and there is some evidence that they can increase cramping, heat stroke, and heat illness. Please use these links to review advisory statements by the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations for more information.

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