South Florida Back and Spine Center


Harry Shufflebarger, MD

Harry Shufflebarger, MD

Spine Surgeon

Cantor Spine Center

Medical Staff

In 2020, Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute. Dr. Shufflebarger has over 30 years of experience in care for children with spinal abnormalities and is a board-certified, nationally, and internationally recognized expert in the care of pediatric spinal orthopedics.

Dr. Shufflebarger received his medical degree at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1966. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory affiliated hospitals. He stays involved with innovation, both in the non-operative and operative treatment of pediatric spinal conditions. His contributions in the area of spinal instrumentation have been significant and continuous for over two decades.

His notable accomplishments include professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery and a clinical professor at the University of Miami. He has a board certification from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and the Scoliosis Research Society, serving as president in 2000.

Dr. Shufflebarger was a founding member of the very prestigious Harms Study Group 20 years ago, a national and international leader in research in pediatric spinal deformity, where he still serves on the executive committee. Dr. Shufflebarger’s passion for research has led to his high level of influence in his field. He’s the author of 20 textbook chapters, over 50 peer-reviewed spinal publications, has been published by abstract in over 200 instances, acted as visiting professor at over 100 institutions around the world, and has participated in over 150 spinal courses and conferences.