Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Sports Injuries Of The Upper Extremity
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Wrist And Shoulder
  • Arthritis Surgery Of The Hand, Wrist, And Shoulder
  • Workers’ Compensation

Peter J. Shaughnessy, MD

Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Shaughnessy is an expert in upper extremity surgery on the NOSS team. He focuses his practice on injuries and other painful conditions of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. This includes complex upper extremity trauma, sports injuries of the upper extremity, and arthritis surgery of the hand, wrist, and shoulder. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the wrist and shoulder.

Working in a multidisciplinary group like NOSS allows Dr. Shaughnessy to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients with a multitude of upper extremity problems. In doing so, he strives to provide the best possible patient outcomes in the shortest amount of time given the patient’s unique circumstances. 

Dr. Shaughnessy graduated from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry and a concentration in pharmacology. He attended medical school at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in  Buffalo, NY, and trained in orthopaedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

He completed his Hand Surgery Fellowship at New York University Langone Health in New York, NY. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon.

Education and Qualifications

  • Medical Certifications and Associations
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Honors and Awards
    • Valedictorian – UB SMBS Class of 2015
    • Summa Cum Laude – UB SMBS Class of 2015
    • Dr. Benjamin E. and Lila Obletz Award for Outstanding Performance in Orthopedic Surgery 2015
    • Alpha Omega Alpha 2015
  • Education
    • B.S. in Chemistry, Concentration in Pharmacology, Duke University, Durham, NC
    • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
    • Orthopedic Surgical Residency, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    • Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, New York Langone Health, New York, NY
  • Special Medical Interests
      • Complex Upper Extremity Trauma
      • Sports Injuries Of The Upper Extremity
      • Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Wrist And Shoulder
      • Arthritis Surgery Of The Hand, Wrist, And Shoulder