Christopher L. Shaffer, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
402-559-2590 (Office)
402-559-5673 (Fax)

Research Activities/Interests:
Dr. Shaffer is focused on Personalized Medicine, which is the use of appropriate medications based upon an individual’s genetic profile. In addition, Dr. Shaffer conducts research in pediatric patients, examining how growth and development, along with genetics and environment, influences response to medications. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research Program at UNMC, where he works across multiple disciplines in T1, T2, and T3-related research.


  1. Shaffer CL, Masek CJ. Pediatric Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP), 7th Edition, 2010.
  2. Shaffer CL. The JCAHO Focus on Limiting Concentrations of High Alert Medications:Opportunities and Potential Impact. In: Infusion Safety: Addressing Harm with High-Risk Drug Administration. Hospitals and Health Networks. 2004.(Suppl.) 21-23.
  3. Shaffer CL, Stec RK. Pediatric Nephrology. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program
    (PSAP), 4th Edition, 2003.109-142.
  4. Shaffer CL, Gal P, Ransom JL, et al. "Effect of Age and Birthweight on Indomethacin Pharmacodynamics in Neonates Treated for Patent Ductus Arteriosus".  Critical Care Medicine. 2002;20(2)343-348.
  5. Gal P and Shaffer CL. Respiratory distress syndromes. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, et al (Eds.). Pharmacotherapy: A pathophysiologic approach, 5th Edition, Appleton and Lange, Stamford, CN. 2002, 501-564.
  6. Glover ML, Shaffer CL, Rubino CM, Cuthrell C, Schoening S, Cole E, Potter D, Ransom JL, and Gal P. A multicenter evaluation of gentamicin therapy in the neonatal intensive care unit. Pharmacotherapy 2001;21(1): 7-10.
  7. Rubino CM, Ransom JL, Gal P, and Shaffer CL. Preventing medication errors in the intensive care unit (ltr). JAMA 2000;283;10

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