Meet Dr. Christopher Schaffer
About the Practice Dr. Schaffer
Christopher J. Schaffer, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Schaffer
Board-certified plastic surgeon Christopher J. Schaffer, M.D. specializes in plastic and aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, body and skin. Dr. Schaffer has extensive experience in the latest surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures along with a strong commitment to the safety and satisfaction of each patient. Dr. Schaffer is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals with both surgical and nonsurgical options and is dedicated to outstanding results and exceptional care.
As a member of the Mentor LEAD Advisory Board, Dr. Schaffer has been honored as one of a prestigious group of plastic surgeons selected for their leadership and experience in breast augmentation and breast aesthetics.
Dr. Schaffer graduated from the University of Nebraska, majoring in Life Sciences, before earning his medical doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed residencies at Temple University Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Schaffer served for 16 years in the Army Reserve Medical Corps, obtaining the rank of Major, and was deployed in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Schaffer is board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Certifications and Professional Memberships
American Board of Plastic Surgery — Dr. Schaffer is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is one of 24 specialty boards that comprise the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Certification by the ABPS is attained by completing extensive training and passing rigorous examinations.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons — Dr. Schaffer is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. ASPS comprises more than 90% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. The Society represents physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — Dr. Schaffer is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. The ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery — Dr. Schaffer is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), which promotes excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies. The vision of the ASLMS is to be the world's preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other related technologies research, education and clinical knowledge.