David Schaeffer

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Vancouver General Hospital 910 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Colorectal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Disorders and Conditions 
Pancreatic Cancer
Colon Cancer
Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Schaeffer is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia and the Head of the Department of  Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 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 the 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.