Eiman Shafa, MD, FAAOS

Surgeon and Director of Education, Twin Cities Spine Center
Medical Director, Spine Surgery, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Director, Robotic Spine Surgery, Allina Health

Eiman Shafa, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a well-respected physician. Dr. Shafa was named one of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors: Rising Stars for the last three consecutive years, and he recently received the 20 Under 40 Award by NASS Spine in 2021. Dr. Shafa earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Dr. Shafa is very active in his local community and many professional organizations around the world. Away from work, he enjoys CrossFit and biking, having previously owned both a gym and a biking company during his years living in New Jersey.

Education and Credentials
  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • BSc, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
Professional and Community Service
  • Representative for Spine Surgery, Patient Care Committee, Allina Health
  • Advisor, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee, WestHealth Surgery Center
  • Member, Allina Spine Implant Committee
  • Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Member, Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
  • Candidate Member, Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
  • Member, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
  • Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member, NASS Section on Robotics and Navigation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • NASS 2022 Annual Meeting Reviewer
  • Reviewer, Spine Section, Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
  • Reviewer, Global Spine Journal
  • Reviewer, Spine Deformity (Journal of the SRS)
  • Consultant, Medtronic—Education, Robotics, Minimally Invasive Surgical Innovation
  • Spine Teaching Faculty, DePuy Synthes Institute
  • Consultant, J&J Spine
  • Vanderbilt Volunteers, New York Metro Chapter