Christopher R. Shafer, M.D. is a health care provider in Louisville, KY for Neurology, Primary Care, and Epilepsy Center

Christopher R. Shafer, M.D.

Neurology, Primary Care, Epilepsy Center, Stroke, UofL Health – Brain & Spine Institute
Areas of Interest

(PNES) Disorder Program | Neurology | Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure | Stroke

Primary Practice Location
UofL Physicians – Neurology
UofL Health – Brain & Spine Institute
UofL Health – Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 510
Louisville, KY 40202
502-588-4800
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Overall Rating
4.9 out of 5
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Christopher R. Shafer, M.D.

Chris Shafer, M.D., is an epileptologist at the University of Louisville and practices with UofL Physicians – Neurology. He has a special interest in the treatment of persons experiencing psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Dr. Shafer was principle investigator of a pilot program for post discharge support of patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). He currently oversees a partnership with the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging to provide trauma informed multidisciplinary services to patients with PNES as well as train the next generation of mental health providers in the understanding and treatment of this at risk patient population.

Education & Training

M.D.
University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville | 2002
Residency
University of Louisville Hospital | Neurology | Louisville | 2006
Internship
University of Louisville Hospital | Internal Medicine | Louisville | 2003

Languages

English

Areas of Interest

(PNES) Disorder Program | Neurology | Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure | Stroke

School of Medicine

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

Patient Comments

May 3, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Shafer is very caring and I felt very supported by him. He goes above and beyond for his patients.

Mar 20, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Shafer is very caring and concerned.

Feb 9, 2024

5 out of 5
You have been blessed with a jewel in Dr. Chris Shafer. I do hope you see how special he is and how unique and personalized his method of care is to encourage healing and overall well-being within his patients. I am grateful to God for him as a human being, and secondly as my own neurologist.

Nov 6, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Schafer has been amazing, and his team has been the best, I love him.

Oct 6, 2023

5 out of 5
I respect Dr. Shafer, and value his opinion. He has helped me through many difficult times during my life. Great doctor!

Aug 8, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Shafer is kind and insightful.I am fortunate to have him as my provider.

Jul 31, 2023

5 out of 5
The doctor was fantastic. I'm so glad I found him.

Jul 28, 2023

5 out of 5
I would just like say how thankful I am for Dr. Shafer. He's changed my life in so many ways. His passion for PNES has completely changed my perspective on having it and the way I look at it. He's always treated me with care and respect. I leave our appointments knowing he listened to everything I had to say. He is great at coming up with solutions to my problems. I hope he knows how much I appreciate him and his out of the box thinking. He's just a really awesome provider.

Jun 26, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Shafer seemed to very concerned about how I was doing.

Jun 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Shafer is the best Dr anybody could have very respectful & knowledgeable

Jun 12, 2023

5 out of 5
The Dr and staff were very attentive and addressed my needs very professionally

Jun 4, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Shafer is: knowledgeable, patient, and respectful, of my needs and concerns.

Jun 4, 2023

5 out of 5
Highly recommend Dr Shaffer, thinks outside the box, willing to view the complete picture. I will be moving to Charlotte NC within the year and I am considering flying to Louisville to remain under his care.

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