John K. Shaver, MD

Dr. Shaver graduated with Honors from University of California, Davis with his Bachelor of Science in Physiology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1988. University of California San Francisco saw his completion of General Surgery Residency plus an additional two year Endocrine Surgery fellowship.

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Medical Association. Taking the mantle from his father, Dr. John Shaver is active as the Director of Trauma for Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and serves as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support. His previous administrative responsibilities include Chief of Surgery here at Mission Hospital.

Special interests of Dr. Shaver include Advanced Laparoscopic procedures such as laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), laparoscopic hiatal and paraesophageal hernia repair, laparoscopic-assisted colorectal resection, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. He is on the forefront of minimally invasive operations treating endocrine surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal.

Aside from these operations, Dr. Shaver maintains a tireless schedule with the complete complement of General Surgery patients, including those with hernias, cancers and benign disorders of the breast, colon, skin, pancreas, liver, etc. He is committed to caring for our community as a member of the Mission Hospital Trauma Team.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • General Surgery

Types of Care

Areas of Interest


Medical Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
May 1 1988

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