David Shaw

David Shaw, M.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Medical Science



Dr. David Shaw joined the university in 2020 as a part-time assistant professor in the master of medical science program. Since 1978, he has had a private practice in Salem, specializing in general orthopedic surgery and lower-limb reconstruction. He also holds staff privileges at Salem Hospital and Northbank Surgery Center in Salem.

Previously, he taught orthopedics part time as an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University’s Shriners Hospital, and he served as an assistant professor of orthopedics at Christian Medical College in India (1973-75). In all, he has more than 50 years of experience in the profession, beginning his career in 1968 as an orthopedic surgeon in India. He holds a doctorate from Christian Medical College, Punjab University, in Ludhiana, India (1963).

Shaw lives in Salem with his wife Rita. They have two daughters, a son and four grandchildren. He attends Salem Alliance and is heavily involved in overseas medical missions, taking orthopedic and rehabilitation teams for the last 20-plus years to Ecuador and Peru to treat children with bone and joint deformities, abnormalities and diseases.