Lishiana Shaffer M.D.

Photo of Lishiana Shaffer, M.D.
Faculty profile

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (207 Ratings, 99 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.

Read more


  • English
  • Spanish

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (207 Ratings, 99 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 26, 2019

    I felt my doctor was knowledgeable, empathetic, and asked thoughtful questions. I believe she understood my concerns and responded with options that reflected both my healthcare preferences and her own recommendations. I feel confident in our current approach to my situation.

  • Dec 23, 2019

    Dr. Shaffer is fantastic and the Women's Health Center is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone. My only slight disappointment is that it took me about a year to be able to get my appointment with Dr. Shaffer. She's that popular so it would be great if I could make my appointment a year in advance, when I leave my previous appointment, if I could make my appointment for the following year, that would be great. But Dr. Shaffer is amazing and I highly recommend her.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    She was great. Some kind of update that an appointment is running 55 minutes behind would be helpful.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    (INAUDIBLE) very compassionate. Although I'm experiencing quite a bit of pain still. I would definitely recommend her and her partner to any of my family.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    This provider made me feel comfortable, heard, and seen while talking about intimate feelings and details about my life and body. Her ability to do this in a short visit with a patient she's never met before demonstrates incredibile skill and knowledge of the trans and gender non conforming community. I'm extremely grateful for the privilege to have her as my doctor.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    She is an amazing provider. Caring, compassionate, and kind.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    My experience not only with the provider but to the entire staff was amazing. They made me feel very comfortable and assured me that they will take very good care of me. They were professional, caring, helpful, and enjoyable to be around. I appreciate the entire staff and if I had to get any more surgeries in the future I hope its with this wonderful group of people that provide me with the awesome service.

  • 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.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    The person I saw was very nice and very thorough in answering all my questions! She made me feel a lot better about my surgery and very confident about going through with it!

  • 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.