Shawn D. Safford, MD

Shawn D. Safford, MD
Pediatric Surgery

Academic Appointments

Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery

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About Me

Dr. Safford is a highly honored, board-certified surgeon specializing in pediatric and trauma surgery for youth from cradle to college. He has certification from the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and pediatric surgery. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the U.S. Naval War College, with fellowship training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Duke University, he brings two decades of experience to Penn State Health.


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia) - 1997


Residency, Pediatric Surgery Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 2008

Residency, General Surgery Duke University Hospital - 2005


Internship, Obstetrics/Gynecology Duke University Hospital - 1999

Internship, Surgery, General Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - 1998