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Alyssa A. Schaffer, MD


Alyssa A. Schaffer, MD


Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-1901

Email: alyssa.schaffer@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine


Educational Background:


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2003


Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2009


Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery, Texas Medical Center/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2010


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clinical Interests:

  • Hand and microsurgery
  • Upper extremity trauma and reconstruction
  • Nerve injury and repair
  • Tendon injury and repair

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board certifications:


Orthopaedic Surgery

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professional affiliations:

  • Candidate member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2009-present
  • Resident member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2008-present

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24636027. Tosti R, Iorio J, Fowler JR, Gaughan J, Thoder JJ, Schaffer AA, Povidone-iodine soaks for hand abscesses: a prospective randomized trial. J Hand Surg Am 39:5(962-5)2014 May

23850167. Ali S, Huebner S, Groshek F, Schaffer A, The floating fat sign of trauma. Can Assoc Radiol J 65:2(106-12)2014 May

23026457. Popinchalk SP, Schaffer AA, Physical examination of upper extremity compressive neuropathies. Orthop Clin North Am 43:4(417-30)2012 Oct

18063716. Ilyas AM, Ast M, Schaffer AA, Thoder J, De quervain tenosynovitis of the wrist. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:12(757-64)2007 Dec

14646733. Schaffer A, Erol B, States L, Pawel B, Dormans JP, Calf mass in a 2-year-old boy. Clin Orthop Relat Res :417(333-40)2003 Dec

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