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Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. David Schaeffer, Advisor & Director of Pathology

Dr. Schaeffer is the Head & Medical Director,  Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Vancouver - Acute Services at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) where he practices as a gastrointestinal pathologist.  In this role as Head of Laboratory Services, Dr. Schaeffer is in charge of Vancouver's Laboratory Services approach to COVID-19.


Dr Schaeffer is also an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia.


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.