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Virginia Shaffer, MD

Virginia O. Shaffer, MD

– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
– Co-Director, Surgical Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone

404.727.1540

E-mail

virginia.o.shaffer@emory.edu

American Board of Surgery Certification

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2011

Bio-Summary

Dr. Shaffer earned her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, did her general surgery internship and residency at the Emory University School of Medicine, and completed her colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Her clinical specialties are laparoscopy, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, pouchitis, anorectal pathology, hereditary polyposis syndromes, rectal prolapse, pelvic floor disorders, and anal fistula. Her primary research focus is to collaborate with gastroenterologists on refining specific treatment for inflammatory bowel disease patients by developing methods to characterize response to medical and surgical therapies and ultimately tailor treatment to the individual patient based on genetic typing or phenotype.

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