Specializing in SPINE & SCOLIOSIS

Dr. Ted Shuff AOS Spine and Scoliosis Orthopedic Surgeon


Born in Maryland and raised in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, orthopedic spine surgeon Charles (Ted) Shuff, MD completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at West Virginia University in education and sports medicine. He then completed medical school and a transitional medicine internship at in-state rival Marshall University, prior to completing a biomechanics research fellowship and orthopedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. An orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at prestigious Rush University Medical Center completed his post-graduate training.

Professorships in academic medicine exposed his broad skill set to dozens of resident physicians. A directorship of the Cabell-Huntington Spine Center and dual appointments in the departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosciences at Marshall University further propelled his influence in that region. He has contributed to local, regional and national orthopedic societies, most recently, serving as an at-large member of the board of the West Virginia Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Shuff is board certified in orthopedic surgery. He is versed in all aspects of spinal surgery in both pediatric and adult patients including minimally invasive techniques, surgical navigation of the spine, surgical care of the degenerating cervical and lumbar spine, complex spinal reconstruction such as scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis, and surgical treatment of spinal fractures. As an example of his extensive skill set, Dr. Shuff performed southern West Virginia’s first complete column spinal resection for the correction of complex, multidirectional adult deformity while also introducing minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusions.

Dr. Shuff is blessed to have a beautiful wife, Amanda (whom happens to be an internal medicine physician), four daughters (Anna-Kate, Meredith, Caroline and Adelaide), and one son (Rhett). In his spare time, Dr. Shuff enjoys exercising with his wife and kids, cooking, and playing chess.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center



  • Marshall University, WV


  • Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Spine – Rush University Medical Center, IL


What Dr. Shuff’s Patients are Saying:

Kimberly C.

"I was referred to Doctor Shuff to discuss surgery to correct my chronic pain issues. My very first appointment, I knew I felt comfortable with the idea of Dr. Shuff performing surgery. He was very informative, discussed my options, explained the process and procedure. Basically answered all my questions before I needed to ask. When I did have a question, or needed more explanation, he was great about getting into further detail. I felt so comfortable with moving forward, and extremely happy I didn’t hesitate. The results have brought me to tears.. of happiness! Because I feel GREAT! It’s only been 5 weeks since my surgery, and the difference is already noticeable. I can’t thank Dr. Shuff and his team at Sentara Leigh enough for taking such good care of me!"

Lisa G.

"Dr. Charles was so kind and understanding as well. He answered all our questions in simple terms. He did a great job on my family member's surgery. AOS is a wonderful practice with kind, professional, and patient staff."

Contrina S.

"I had my first time visit with Dr. Shuff and he was excellent. He took the time to thoroughly explain my illness with me. I never felt like he was rushing my appointment to move on to the next client. My overall experience was with this office was wonderful. I would recommend them to others."

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression