FilMD: Noah Shaftel, MD

Healthspirations staff recently sat down with Noah Shaftel, MD, hand surgeon, for the 22nd episode of FilMD, our doc-umentary series. Dr. Shaftel told us about the meaning he finds in helping his patients get back to doing what they love, the various ways he puts them at ease and ensures all their questions are answered, what it’s like being a first-time dad, why he admires his wife so much and more. 

About Dr. Shaftel
Dr. Shaftel earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, completed his residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals, and completed his specialty fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Dr. Shaftel is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and subspecializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been featured on Sirius XM's Doctor Radio and has published multiple articles and book chapters on hand and upper extremity injuries. Dr. Shaftel has also been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Cincinnati Magazine multiple times. 

His special interests include surgical and nonsurgical management of hand and upper extremity problems including fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, arthritis, nerve injuries/problems, and sports injuries.