Dr. Shawn Safford, MD
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Dr. Shawn Safford, MD


Pediatric Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Care of children as though they were my own.


Dr. Shawn Safford, MD is a pediatric surgery doctor who practices in Hershey, PA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Safford is affiliated with Children's National Medical Center, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Carilion Clinic - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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      Dr. Safford's Care Philosophy

      Care of children as though they were my own.

      Dr. Safford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
      •  Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
      •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • General Surgery
      • Pediatric Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Anal Fissure
      • Anal Fistula
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendicitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Disorders
      • Chest Wall Deformity
      • Choledochal Cyst
      • Cystic Hygroma
      • Empyema
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Fistula
      • Gallstones
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastroschisis
      • Graft vs Host Disease
      • Hernia
      • Hirschsprung's Disease
      • Hodgkin's Disease
      • Imperforate Anus
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Jejunal Atresia
      • Pectus Excavatum
      • Pediatric Hernia
      • Pediatric Tumor
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Second-Degree Burns
      • Still's Disease
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Umbilical Hernia


      • Medical School
        Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        Penn State Hershey Med Center

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Duke University Med Center

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia

        Completed in 2008

      • Undergraduate School
        Penn State University

        Graduated in 1992

      • Other Education
        Pennsylvania State University

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      • Pediatric Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Surgery
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Appendectomy
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Bone Marrow Biopsy
      • Circumcision
      • Colectomy
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Fetal Surgery
      • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
      • Frenectomy
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery
      • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
      • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Surgery, Trauma
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Tumor Surgery