Michael F. Schafer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine

Meet Michael F. Schafer, MD

Dr. Schafer is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Northwestern Medicine.

He specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions and sports injuries.

Dr. Schafer at a Glance

  • Dr. Schafer is a professor and the program director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University.
  • He provides expertise for two of Chicago’s top professional sports teams and has received numerous accolades and awards.

Discover the benefit of receiving care from Dr. Schafer.

Dr. Schafer is a member of Northwestern Medicine

Directions to our primary location in Chicago, IL

How Michael F. Schafer, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Elbow Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sports Injuries


  • Sports Medicine

Accolades for Michael F. Schafer, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery - National Foundation Traveling Fellowship, Australia
  • Fellowship - North American Traveling Fellowship
  • Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • William W. Tipton, Jr., MD 2008 Leadership Award

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information for Michael F. Schafer, MD

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care 259 E. Erie 13th Floor Chicago, IL 60611 Driving Directions

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