Biography & Education


Dr. Shaffer joined Urologic Consultants in July 1994. He was drawn to urology because of the breadth of issues encountered, from the simple to the extremely complex, the purely medical to the purely surgical.

His fellowship in Reconstructive Urology has taught him to break down complex problems into their root causes and then develop solutions to address those causes. “For most of medicine, coming up with the solution is often the easy part,” he says. “Identifying the cause can be a challenge and requires that we ask our patients the right questions and listen well.”

He has been a leader in the Portland area for the use of robotics (including the da Vinci®) in urological surgery, has appeared in Portland Monthly’s Top Docs issues, and was chosen as one of America’s Top Urologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Shaffer embraces any activity that gets his heart pumping, especially cycling. He loves to cook (and eat) and enjoys nothing more than preparing meals for his beautiful and loving wife and four daughters.

Areas of expertise


Medical degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: general surgery training, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Residency: urology training, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Fellowship: Reconstructive Genitourinary Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
Board certification: urology

Care Locations

Northwest Urology
9135 SW Barnes Road
Suite 663
Portland , OR 97225
Fax 503-292-2176