Robert A. Shaffer, MD joined Southeast Gastro in July 2005 and practices at our St. Vincent’s East location. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Troy State University and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His internship and residency were performed at Carolinas Medical Center and his Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship was performed at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences where he developed a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, NASH, Hepatobiliary disorders and Therapeutic ERCP.

He is the recipient of the Medical Student Enrichment Program International Scholar Award, National Humanism in Medicine Award, Sarah B. Davis Humanism in Medicine Award, CMC International European Exchange Scholar, and was honored as Preceptor Of The Year for the Family Practice Residency at St. Vincent’s East.

Dr. Shaffer is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hepato-Gastroenterology.  His interests and experience includes General GI, Hepatology, Pancreatology, EGD, Colonoscopy, Enteroscopy, Capsule endoscopy, ERCP, Liver Biopsy, PEG, Esophageal/Colonic Stenting, APC, IRC, EMR, Banding of Esophageal Varices, Hemmorhoids, Treatment of Hepatitis B/C, Pre and Post Liver Transplant, GI Bleed, and treatment of Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Esophageal Motility Disorders.

Dr. Shaffer is a current member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and is the immediate past President of the Alabama Gastroenterological Society.


A few of Dr. Shaffer’s Healthgrades reviews.

Belinda Stubbs in Anniston, AL | Feb 23, 2017Excellent doctor that definitely listens to his patients and makes sure you understand everything he tells you. Has the greatest compassion for his patients! Best gastro doctor ever!!!

Sherryl Isley Hooks in Birmingham, AL | Nov 09, 2016
Dr Shaffer listened to my questions and helped my understand how the medication I was taking effected my GI system in a way I could understand. He had a great bedside manner and helped my family understand what was going on.
Adam A in Ashville, AL | Jun 17, 2016
He has been my MD for years. Awesome staff and great guy!
Jeff A | Mar 12, 2016
Dr. Shaffer’s passion for providing the best care for his patients and his specialty are clearly evident in how he provides care. He deftly conducts patient interviews to gather all of the relevant information about patient symptoms and circumstances while making you feel like you got to spend time with a genuine friend. I’d tolerate a lot to receive care from him, but fortunately he’s surrounded by a great clinical support team who also are dedicated to quality care and outstanding service.
Rob Shaffer, MD
Dr. Shaffer is in collaborative practice with

Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Peoples, CRNP

Lisa Peoples, CRNP