Margaret Shaffer, PA-C - Pediatric Plastic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

"I love building relationships with the kids and their families at CHKD. It is so rewarding to help them through a difficult time."

Margaret Shaffer, PA-C

(757) 668-7713

College: University of Virginia

Graduate School: Eastern Virginia Medical School


Margaret Shaffer grew up in Norfolk and did volunteer work at CHKD when she was in high school. She discovered she loved working with kids.

She attended the University of Virginia, and then spent time in rural villages along the Yukon River in Alaska teaching children about swimming safety, healthy life choices, and how to engage in their communities.

Then she became a nursing care partner at CHKD, working in the technology dependent intensive care unit. She decided she wanted to become a physician assistant, and enrolled in Eastern Virginia Medical School's physician assistant program. After spending one of her rotations with the plastic and oral maxillofacial surgery program at CHKD, she decided it was the right specialty for her.

When she's not working, she loves running, traveling, and spending time at the beach with her husband and two dogs.

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants