Mark Shaffer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia; Medical Director, John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center, Winnsboro, South Carolina

Dr. Shaffer earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a family medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. After residency, he felt called to international service and became the inaugural fellow in a one-year Global Health Fellows Program in Mbeya, Tanzania. He remained in Tanzania as the clinical director for a large HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program until his return to academia stateside. Since 2015, Dr. Shaffer has been a faculty member in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He practices and teaches full-spectrum family medicine with obstetrics and is the medical director for a rural health center, which is his primary practice location. His areas of interest are childhood obesity, point-of-care ultrasound, and global health, and he serves as the Tanzania site director for his department’s global health fellowship.