Stewart L. Shanfield, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practice
with St. Jude Heritage Medical Group. A graduate of the University of
Texas Health Science Center he completed his orthopedic residency at USC
Medical Center in Los Angeles. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital
for Special Surgery Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He has served
in several elected and appointed positions at St. Jude Medical Center
including Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery and Chairman of Board of Trustees.
He was an assistant clinical professor at UCI Medical Center and currently
serves as adjunct faculty for physician assistant programs at USC and
Marshall Ketchum University. The Orange County Medical Association has
selected him as an orthopedic surgeon of excellence from 2004-2018. The
Arthritis Foundation honored him in 2015.
Dr Shanfield’s specialist interest lies with biomechanics and surgery
of the foot and ankle, and surgical management of the hip and knee for
sports and arthritic disease. He is a formidable expert in the perioperative
management of the total joint replacement patients, in particular for
multi-modal pain management, and medical optimization prior to surgery.
His goal is to return his patients to their active work and family life
as quickly as possible.
Patient wellbeing is paramount for Dr. Shanfield. He is an instructor and
physician champion for CREW Resource Management which utilizes aviation
techniques that promotes surgical team integration and collaboration for
Affiliations include American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American
Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and American Orthopedic Foot and
Ankle Association. He is currently a Trustee with the Cooperative of American
Physicians a physician directed co-op for professional liability insurance. .
Being a physician is an incredible honor and responsibility. His aim is
to treat each patient like his own family member and emphasizes patient
centered, patient first, evidence based orthopedic care coupled with compassion