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 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.