Due to renovations at our Patroon Creek office, the regular entrance in the lower lot is CLOSED. Patients (including those from our Troy and Albany Medical Center locations) must use the upper lot entrance for Suite 210 and 211. However, Radiation, PET and CT imaging patients can use our separate Radiation Entrance in the lower lot. Learn More

Our Team

David Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.

David R. Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.

David Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.


Medical Oncology


Albany Cancer Center
400 Patroon Creek Blvd., Suite 210 (or 211)
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 489-0044

Professional Education

  • Medical Degree/ Ph.D.—University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Internship—Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency—Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Clinical Fellowship in Medical Oncology—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Research Fellowship—Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, NY
  • Attending Physician—Genitourinary Oncology Service—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association of Cancer Research

Academic Appointment

Clinical Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College


Dr. Shaffer lives in Albany and enjoys weekend activities with his two daughters. He spends much of his free time reading, bicycling, hiking, enjoying movies and music, working around the house and garden, and traveling.