Dana Shaffer, DO

University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

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University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine


​Dana C. Shaffer, DO,  FACOFP dist.

After graduating in 1985 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dana Shaffer, DO, completed a rotating osteopathic internship at Des Moines General Hospital.  For the next 22 years, he practiced the complete spectrum of rural inpatient and outpatient family medicine, including Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Obstetrics, and Emergency Medicine in Exira, Iowa.  In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Shaffer has been involved in teaching medical students for over 25 years, and currently is the Senior Associate Dean of Osteopathic Medical Education and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville Kentucky.

Dr. Shaffer has lectured nationally and internationally on Innovations in Medical Education and Physician Assessment, Social Media and Technology Issues impacting State Medical Boards, Innovations in Rural Medical Education, and published internationally on raising the awareness of low dose CT scanning to detect lung cancer.

Over his career, Dr. Shaffer has received a number of awards and accolades including: Fellowship and Distinguished Fellowship from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians; Physician of the Year from the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association; Friend of EMS Award from the Iowa EMS Association; and most recently the PCOM Alumni Association Certificate of Honor, which is the highest honor given by the PCOM Alumni Association.

Dr. Shaffer has been married to his wife, Joan, for over 41 years and they have two children and three grandchildren.