Shoulder Specialist Practicing in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA

Shoulder Surgery Pittsburgh PA

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, you can receive world-class orthopedic care from Christopher C. Schmidt, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and shoulder & elbow specialist who has been practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since 1996.

Dr. Schmidt is renowned as an expert among experts, earning an exceptional reputation among his patients and peers. This recognition stems from his specialized skills and expertise and his significant contributions to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of shoulder & elbow injuries.

North Hills - Pittsburgh Office


UPMC Passavant
9104 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237




Tuesdays, 7:30am to 12:30pm
Fridays, 8:00am to 12:00pm (every other)

Conditions Treated

At his office in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Dr. Schmidt diagnoses and treats shoulder pain caused by an entire spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation

  • Shoulder instability

  • Shoulder impingement

  • Shoulder fractures

  • Shoulder dislocations

  • Shoulder arthritis

As a shoulder specialist, Dr. Schmidt has the very specific skill set required to effectively treat pain in the shoulder joint. This complex ball-and-socket structure comprises the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (arm bone), along with an intricate system of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. In a healthy shoulder joint, all of these components work seamlessly together to provide the stability and wide range of motion needed to enable arm movements such as pushing, pulling, reaching, and lifting. Due to trauma or the cumulative stress of repetitive motion, one or more elements of the shoulder joint can break down, leading to pain and inflammation.

While Dr. Schmidt is well-known for his extensive experience as an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist, he is equally well-known for his compassionate manner and patient-focused approach. If you’d like to request a consultation at his Pittsburgh, PA, office, which is located in the North Hills area, please contact us at (877) 471-0935.