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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Mark E. Shaffer, M.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine
Department: Family & Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-434-8407

Family & Prev Med
3209 Colonial Dr.

Medical Education

Harvard Medical School, MD, 2009


Palmetto Health Richland Family Medicine Residency Program, 2012


University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Global Health Fellowship, 2013


Family Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 2012


Dr. Shaffer graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2009. Dr. Shaffer moved to Columbia, SC where he completed his Family Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in 2012. After residency, he felt called to international service and pursued a Global Health Fellowship with the USC School of Medicine. He worked in Tanzania, East Africa for over 2 years, first teaching doctors how to treat heart disease and then running a large program for HIV patients. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer returned to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and enjoys training medical students and residents and services at the John A Martin Primary Health Care Center in Winnsboro, SC. He is board certified in Family Medicine with special interests in obstetrics, pediatric obesity, natural family planning and international health.

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