Dr. David A. Shafer

Dr. David A. Shafer

Neurosurgeon at Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates

Meet Dr. David A. Shafer

Dr. David A. Shafer is Neurosurgeon with Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates in Boulder, Colorado.

Dr. Shafer specializes in the treatment of tumors, neck pain, movement disorders, vascular malformations, back pain and functional disorders. His goal is to deliver superior neurosurgical care in a patient-centered model. Dr. Shafer went to Kurdiastan, Iraq on a medical mission to treat patients in conjunction with the local neurosurgeons and presented at their international surgical symposium.

Doctor Quote

I have vowed to dedicate my career to helping people while adhering to the mission of my group's practice and to the field of neurosurgery. I am using my knowledge and skills to provide quality medical and neurosurgical care to my patients.

Directions to our primary location in

Boulder, CO

How Dr. David A. Shafer Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Back Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Functional Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations


  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Trauma Care

What Patients are Saying About Dr. David A. Shafer

  • I have only the highest regard for what Dr. Shafer and his team have done for me. Not only have I been receiving excellent care and genuine concern from everyone, it has been compassionate, clear, and so encouraging. Beyond being an excellent medical and administrative team, they have been strong advocates on my behalf. I write this with sincere gratitude and respect.
    — Larry J.
  • My husband met Dr. Shafer on the Labor Day weekend. Michael Taylor, Executive VP and COO of SCL Health in Denver, called us in Colorado Springs and recommended that we drive to the ED at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado because of the excruciating pain my husband was experiencing in his lower back. No neurosurgeons in Colorado Springs were available until early October. Dr. Shafer reviewed my husband's medical history and the MRI and explained thoroughly reviewed his options. Dr. Shafer could do surgery to correct the problem that night or my husband could chose to have a cortisone shot. My husband opted for the cortisone shot and Dr. Shafer found a doctor who performed the procedure the next day. We returned to Colorado Springs with my husband experiencing no pain UNTIL that evening, when the pain returned.
    — Charles & Billie M.

Accolades for Dr. David A. Shafer

Professional Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • AOSpine
  • American Medical Association

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. David A. Shafer

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
4743 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.