Corey Schiffman, M.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago
University of Washington
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Corey Schiffman, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Schiffman believes in a team approach to patient care and utilizes the practice of evidence-based medicine to offer his patients leading-edge surgical techniques and procedures.

His main goals are improving quality of life and helping patients return to the most enjoyable activities. Dr. Schiffman's clinical expertise includes the arthroscopic and open treatment of all shoulder and elbow conditions, including arthritis, tendon disorders, joint instability, and fractures. Common procedures include shoulder and elbow replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, tendon transfers, fracture fixation, and sternoclavicular joint reconstruction.

Personal Interests

Dr. Schiffman enjoys the Seattle culinary scene, mountain biking and snowboarding during his free time.

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Surgeries and Diagnosis

Surgeries performed


  • Shoulder arthroplasty – anatomic total shoulder, reverse total shoulder, hemiarthroplasty, ream and run
  • Revision total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder arthroscopy – rotator cuff repair, labral repair, biceps tenodesis, distal clavicle excision, superior capsular reconstruction, subacromial balloon interposition spacer, lower trapezius tendon transfer
  • Open shoulder instability
  • Open tendon repair – pectoralis major
  • AC separation – repair and reconstruction
  • Shoulder fracture repair – clavicle, glenoid/scapula and proximal humerus fractures
  • Tendon transfers for scapular winging
  • Sternoclavicular joint reconstruction and debridement


  • Total elbow arthroplasty
  • Revision total elbow arthroplasty
  • Radial head arthroplasty
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Tendon repair
  • Ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow fracture repair – distal humerus, proximal ulna, radial head fractures

Conditions Treated


  • Glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Proximal humerus avascular necrosis
  • Painful/infected total shoulder prosthesis
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Labral tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Tendon rupture
  • AC arthritis
  • AC separation
  • Shoulder trauma – clavicle, glenoid/scapula and proximal humerus
  • Scapular winging
  • Sternoclavicular joint instability and arthritis


  • Rheumatoid elbow
  • Elbow osteoarthritis
  • Painful/infected total elbow prosthesis
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Distal biceps tendon rupture
  • Triceps tendon rupture
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar and lateral ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Elbow rotatory instability
  • Elbow trauma - distal humerus, proximal ulna, radial head fractures
Recent Publications

I am involved in research that evaluates factors that affect the outcome of shoulder replacement surgery, including total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and ream and run arthroplasty.

I also have a research interest in the role that the scapula (shoulder blade) plays in shoulder function and stability.

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