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Shaffer, Kristina May, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.92 out of 5 | 91 reviews
Breast Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Mint Hill
(980) 302-2000
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Patient Comments 13 reviews
August 20, 2022
Great treatment!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

July 28, 2022
Initial consult with Dr. Shaffer. She listens to you, answers all questions, and explains everything well. I was impressed! I would highly recommend her.
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

May 21, 2022
Very helpful
-Patient in MINT HILL, North Carolina

May 15, 2022
Dr. Schafer was awesome. Personable, knowledgeable and very kind! She knew what she was talking about and treated me with care.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 15, 2022
Left with the feeling I received the very best care from physician and nurse Thank you both
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Mint Hill
(980) 302-2000
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Breast Cancer)
(980) 302-6500

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Medical School:
Indiana University - Indianapolis

William Beaumont Hospital 2019

Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2020

Board Certifications:
General Surgery

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I am a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, with expertise in treating a wide variety of breast conditions ranging from benign breast disease to breast cancer. I am also an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American College of Surgeons. My professional publications include studies on nipple-sparing mastectomy, lymphedema, high-risk breast lesions and breast cancer screening in transgender patients.

I work closely with our Novant Health multidisciplinary breast team, including radiation oncology, medical oncology, plastic surgery, breast radiology, pathology, physical therapy, genetic counselors and nurse navigators, to provide a personalized approach to each breast cancer patient. I aim to provide high quality, evidence-based breast cancer care using the most up-to-date surgical techniques. I hope to make patients feel that they received the time, care, and attention they deserve.

While I am passionate about my work, I also believe that balance is important. When I am not with patients, I enjoy spending time with family, hiking with my very energetic dog, nearly any other outdoor activity, exploring new restaurants and traveling.

Special Interests: Breast Cancer, LGB and Transgender Care

Gender: Female