Lishiana Shaffer M.D.

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (209 Ratings, 92 Comments)


  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Fibroids
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midlife and Menopausal Care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Transgender Care


  • M.D., MCP Hanhemann University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2001
  • Residency:

    • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Thank you for visiting my homepage. I sincerely love being an Ob/Gyn! I cannot imagine practicing any other field of medicine. Being an Ob/Gyn allows me to partner with my patients every day. It is a privilege to teach a woman about her menstrual cycle, the importance of regular gyn care and pap smears, and empowering her with birth control when the time is right. It is an honor to share the adventure of pregnancy with my patients and their partners. Together, my patients and I continue to experience the pleasures and frustrations of menopause. Additionally, I offer my patients gynecologic surgery services from simple to complex as the need arises.  

Since 2016 I have served as Director of Gynecology for the OHSU Transgender Health Program. It has been my absolute pleasure and honor to provide affirming care for transgender and gender nonconforming patients in a safe and positive environment.

I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. My parents were both teachers and dedicated their lives to multicultural education. My mother was originally from Grants Pass, OR and taught me to love the great outdoors. My father is Mexican-American, and our home was a bustling hub of international students that were part of my family’s exchange programs to Mexico and Japan. I attended Yale University and received a degree in psychobiology and had a special interest in sculpture. After living briefly in Spain, I attended MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia where I met my wonderful husband who is a perinatologist and geneticist. I did my Ob/Gyn residency at Kaiser Oakland and then stayed on as staff for 5 years before deciding to move north to the beautiful pacific northwest. We have 2 young children who are a joy and keep us busy! My brother is a professional photographer in the Bay Area, and my family continues to live in San Jose. In my spare time, I enjoy flowers, travel, art, and spending time with friends and family.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (209 Ratings, 92 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 12, 2019

    I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shaffer. I can tell she truly cares and she has an excellent bedside manor. She took the time to explain my upcoming procedure thoroughly and answered all my questions.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is a special human being and a caring provider. I feel informed and prepared as we move forward with surgery.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer was incredibly informative and went above and beyond to ensure my comfort. I look forward to working with her in the future!

  • Nov 03, 2019

    She paid more attention than any other doctor

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Personal and felt important. Thanks

  • Oct 21, 2019

    I love Dr. Shaffer. She's very knowledgeable. She's very friendly. She's very accommodating. I should send my physician for year and I recommend her to anybody. I love her dearly and thank you, Dr. Shaffer.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Totally smooth, efficient, and thorough from check in to check out.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    My appts with Dr. Schaeffer are always amazing. She is such a warm person and makes me feel like I matter and that she remembers me and cares.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Dr. is very dedicated and friendly. She also has genuine concerns about my health.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    of course it was excellent excellent service as doctors with medical care as excellent people very attentive professionals always seeing the way that you very comfortable and to benefit one needs everything perfect.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr Shaffer is amazing. She's very warm and personable while still being thorough in her questions and information.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Lishiana is always so welcoming, she greats me with a smile and remembers details of previous encounters. She makes an uncomfortable process so much easier. I love having her as my OB.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is an outstanding physician. I am forever thankful that over seven years ago I started visiting her. She cares deeply about her patients, knows exactly what she’s talking about and brings a level of expertise that is unmatched.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Dr. Schafer has the most amazing bedside manner...she made me feel like we were old friends. She is so knowledgeable and does an excellent job explaining medical procedures and making me feel comfortable. I am so happy to have her as my ob/gyn!

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Excellent care provided. Dr. Shaffer takes time to review all of my history, listen to my concerns and I feel that she genuinely cares about her patients.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Probably the coolest, most understanding person I?ve ever come across in this process. Dr. Shaffer was so very awesome!!

  • Aug 15, 2019

    She's just incredible. She makes what is usually a really uncomfortable appointment, one that is welcoming and reassuring.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    This provider is always positive and uplifting . She really cares about her patients and provides exceptional experiences. This is one doctor I look forward to seeing. Great co-staff as well.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Dr Shaffer took the time to listen to my history and problems. She explained all of options so that I could make the best decision.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    The procedure was very painful. The dr was extremely patient and showed concern for my discomfort throughout. She took extra measures to mitigate the pain.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr. Schaffer was great! I was very anxious coming in initially, but she was very open and friendly and knowledgeable, and explained things in a way that set my mind at ease. She clearly has a lot of experience working with trans patients, which I very much appreciate.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Very lovely as always.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    The doctor is very nice and thorough.

  • Jun 23, 2019

    Efficiency and care

  • Jun 22, 2019

    She was just there at the end for the exam. Seemed nice.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is super personable, full of energy and knowledge. I always have a great experience with her. Similarly, her nurse Eileen is wonderful.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    She was very thorough and find my rectal cyst tight away.

  • May 31, 2019

    My nurses and doctor I saw were kind, knowledgeable and made me feel like they cared and put a plan in place that made me feel at ease!

  • May 25, 2019

    Always wonderful, but I wish she would not always run so late

  • May 24, 2019

    I appreciated the energy of this doctor. She was wonderful about bestowing information. I had a small office procedure and she made me feel comfortable and informed. I hope to have a longterm relationship with her.

  • May 24, 2019

    Exceeded my expectations!

  • May 23, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer and all of the staff I encountered during my visit were super nice and helpful, and I felt very comfortable while there.

  • May 18, 2019

    Hey, I just wanted to leave the feedback that Dr. Lishiana Shaffer is an incredible provider and absolutely treated with the utmost respect and care and answered my questions very patiently and comforted my partner when we were having a hard time, and it was it was the most amazing experience as a trans person coming from not being able to see doctors out of fear. This is very comforting and Dr. Lishiana Shaffer is amazing, and I just wanted to say that beyond a number scale. Thank you.

  • May 13, 2019

    Dr Shaffer is always a pleasure to see. I know she is super busy but she was able to fit me in her schedule with little notice.

  • May 13, 2019

    Always a pleasure to see Dr. Schafir. And she handles all medical issues so expertly.

  • May 06, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is very caring. She takes time to listen to what your concern and she thinks about what your health plan should be.

  • May 02, 2019

    She was nice,warm, respectful, and informative, I liked all of her team too

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Dr. Schaffer is amazing! She has wonderful bedside manner and truly cares about her patients and their families. I am so happy to be a patient of hers!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is amazing - kind, warm, authentic, accepting, patient, and inspires the utmost confidence. I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced this type of care with any provider in my lifetime. She’s special.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    She takes the time to listen to you. She's very personable and I never feel rushed. She walks you through everything and answers and and all questions.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Very excellent doctor, very good..

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr Shaffer is a stellar human being and a surgical genius!!She really considers and values the perspective and experience of her patients in every way! Just an outstanding, intelligent, and genuine woman and I have been so completely blessed to have found her and receive such excellent care.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Dr. Schaffer was incredibly patient and compassionate and it's just a pleasure to work with. Made me feel incredibly safe and prepared for surgery and well cared for afterwards. I appreciate her.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    She is thorough, knowledgeable, thoughtful and compassionate.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is great-- so knowledgeable, with a warm demeanor that takes away any anxieties during my visit. She makes sure to answer all of my concerns and doesn't seem rushed.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer has so much compassion and care for her patients. She is ever present and patient during appointments, never rushing, or distracted. She has the warmest and kindest bedside manner.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    I have a very good OBGYN who was unable to see me the day that I was there and I love her but I'm thinking of switching to Dr. Shaffer because she was so amazing. She was great.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is the best doctor I've ever had. Is there more to say than that?!

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Dr Schaffer was very understanding and spent a lot of time with me. I always feel at ease with her. She answers all of my questions.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    I just want to say that Lishiana Shaffer is an amazing person and a wonderful surgeon. I had operation yesterday and filling great. She has the best bed side manner and energy that one could ever find. And I truly appreciate her.