Academic Rank:
Associate Professor

Short Bio:

Dr. Schaeffer is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia and the Head of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) where he practices as a gastrointestinal pathologist. Dr. Schaeffer obtained his medical degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. After a residency program in Anatomical Pathology in Vancouver he completed his gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Schaeffer is a co-director of Pancreas Centre BC and also heads the Gastrointestinal Biobank (GIBB) at VGH. He has an active research program focusing predominately on translational research in colonic and pancreatic cancer.

Academic Backgrounds:
  • The University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Present
  • University of Toronto, Clinical Fellow. 2011-2012
  • The University of British Columbia, Anatomical Pathology – Resident. 2006-2011
  • The University of British Columbia, Postdoctoral Fellow. 2004-2006
Awards & Recognition:
  • 2018 UBC Departmental Award for Excellence in Research and Discovery – Early Career
  • The 2016 VCHRI Investigator Award recipient
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Colon Cancer

As discipline lead for gastrointestinal pathology at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Schaeffer is actively involved in training programs for both medical students and residents.