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About

Dr. Margaret Shaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Margaret Shaffer has the following 1 specialty.

Pathology

A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

Locations & Directions

5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016

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