The physicians and staff of Southwest Shoulder Elbow & Hand Center, PC specialize in the treatment of all problems of the upper extremity including traumatic, arthritic, pediatric, congenital, sports related and repetitive conditions. We strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. As a regional care center we are available for emergency and urgent treatment and readily available to referring physicians and practitioners. We hope this information will be helpful to you. We appreciate your trust in us and wish to make your visit with us as pleasant and efficient as possible.

Doctors at SW Shoulder Elbow and Hand
Timothy A. Beer

Timothy A. Beer, MD


Dr. Timothy Beer graduated from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center and Hand, Shoulder and Microsurgery Fellowship at The University of Florida. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Thomas E. Butler, Jr., MD

Thomas E. Butler, Jr., MD


Dr. Thomas Butler Jr. graduated from the University of Arizona Medical School, completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Kansas Medical Center, and Hand Fellowship at the Hand Center of San Antonio. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Dara Chafik, MD, PhD

Dara Chafik, MD, PhD


Dr. Dara Chafik graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles followed by a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Chafik is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree and received his master's and PhD degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and History from Harvard University.


Sameer Jain, MD, CIME

Sameer Jain, MD, CIME


A Tucson native, Dr. Jain was accepted into medical school out of high school. He graduated with honors from Drexel University College of Medicine where he was Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Following this he completed two fellowships: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University and Hand and Upper Extremity/Microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Jain is able to treat all disorders of the upper extremity and emphasizes treating orthopaedic problems in the least invasive way possible. He has a special interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Jain is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a board certified Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.


David B. Siegel, MD

David B. Siegel, MD


Dr. David Siegel graduated from New York University School of Medicine. He then completed general surgery internship and residency at Harvard Medical School followed by an orthopaedic residency at Harvard Medical School. He then completed two fellowships: pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and hand/microsurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Siegel is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand where he serves on several committees. He is also on the Medical Executive Committee at the Tucson Surgery Center and serves on several community boards in Tucson. He and his wife, Linda, have been married since 1983 and have three daughters.


Shannon FitzPatrick, MD

Shannon FitzPatrick, MD


Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. FitzPatrick is a native of the Southwest, graduating summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico. She attended and completed a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  Following her M.D. degree, she completed an orthopedic surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Orthopedic resident.  Then, she completed a fellowship at Brown University in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery.

Dr. FitzPatrick specializes in upper extremity trauma, nerve compression syndromes, complex wrist disorders and overuse injuries. She has served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopedics at Yale University and Brown University.  Also, she is an active member of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming and exploring Tucson.

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We strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. As a regional care center, we are available for emergency and urgent treatment and readily available to referring physicians and practitioners. We hope this information will be helpful to you. We appreciate your trust in us and wish to make your visit with us as pleasant and efficient as possible.

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