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Babar Shafiq, M.D., M.S.

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings
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Director, Orthopaedic Bone Health Center

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Languages: English, Urdu

Expertise: Acetabulum Injuries, Distal Radius Fracture, Femoral Fractures, Fractures, Hip Fractures, Malunions, Nonunions, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Shoulder Fractures, Tibial Fracture more

Research Interests: Periarticular imaging; Pelvic and Acetabulum fracture repair; Ankle/syndesmotic fractures

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Babar Shafiq is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic traumatology. As an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Shafiq cares for patients with challenging acute injuries and a wide variety of chronic problems secondary to trauma.

A brief list includes:

  • Acute Fractures:
  • Lower Extremity: Pelvis, Hip, Acetabulum, Femur, Tibia, Ankle, Foot
  • Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Clavicle, Humerus, Scapula, Elbow, Forearm, Distal Radius
  • Non-unions/Malunions
  • Complex Articular and Extremity Fractures
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Underprivileged Healthcare
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Reconstruction

Dr. Shafiq completed his orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Minnesota at the renound Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship.  He has practiced orthopaedic traumatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 2013 after spending 2 years serving as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Howard University Hospital where he also completed his medical and residency training.  In addition, Dr. Shafiq formerly practiced Physical Therapy after completing a master's degree prior to attending medical school.  His knowledge of biomechanics, rehabilitation and surgery make him uniquely qualified to guide patients from injury through rehab and on to optimal recovery.

Dr. Shafiq is very active clinically and academically. He serves as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Bone Health Center where he partners with Andra Love, PA-C to identify and manage the care of patients with fragility fractures and osteoporosis related fracture risk.

Dr. Shafiq is the Physician Lead for the Orthopaedic Inpatient Advanced Practice Providers and he serves as the Physician Champion for the Orthopaedic inpatient Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program.  In addition, Dr. Shafiq serves as a member of the Johns Hopkins Value Analysis Committee where he advises on the acquisition and purchase of operating room equipment, devices and implants for a multitude of surgical subspecialties.

Dr. Shafiq is very active in teaching and research.  He gives lectures and teaches medical students, residents and fellows on a daily basis both at Johns Hopkins and at regional, national and international courses.

Dr. Shafiq has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Outside of the trauma center, Dr. Shafiq spends time with his wife, 3 children and his dog.  He is active in cycling and hiking. more


  • Director, Orthopaedic Bone Health Center
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Center



  • MD, Howard University College of Medicine (2005)


  • Howard University Hospital / Orthopaedic Surgery (2010)


  • University of Minnesota Medical School (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Nayar SK, Shafiq B. Blood conservation in orthopaedic trauma. Tech Orthop. 2017;32(1):45-50.

Vaidya J, Shafiq B, Jiang X, Ohno-Machado L. "Identifying inference attacks against healthcare data repositories." AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013 Mar 18;2013:262-6. eCollection 2013.

Hiesterman TG, Shafiq BX, Cole PA. "Intramedullary nailing of extra-articular proximal tibia fractures." J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Nov;19(11):690-700. Review.

Harreld KL, Marker DR, Wiesler ER, Shafiq B, Mont MA. "Osteonecrosis of the humeral head." J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Jun;17(6):345-55. Review.

Adam N, White T, Shafiq B, Vaidya J, He X. "Privacy preserving integration of health care data." AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:1-5.

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association
  • AO North America

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Electric Scooters Causing Safety Concerns in Baltimore | WMAR (October 2018)

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