Dr. Gaffer believes in effective effective communication and getting to know his patients as if they are part of his family. He follows a patient-centered approach as a member of multi-displinary team. He has a strong interest in educating his patients and understanding their goals. Dr. Gaffer has utilized technology to continue this approach with telehealth. Additionally he stays abreast of the ever-changing fields of medical oncology and hematology.
Dr Gaffer has practiced over 15 years in Baltimore arena, first in a practice affiliated with US Oncology for over 5 years. He then served as a member of a hospital-based multidisciplinary team at the University of Maryland. St. Joseph’s Medical Center for over 9 years. Dr. Gaffer has expertise to assist and devotes time to his patients from the moment they walk in the door. He prides himself on his availability for them.
He strongly encourages clinical trial participation to continue advances in cancer care and to-date has enrolled patients as site investigator to over 40 clinical trials. Additionally, he has been honored as a top Doctor in Baltimore Magazine several times.
Dr Gaffar is a strong proponent of physical fitness with CrossFit, practices somatic meditation and competitive axe throwing. He is a loving father of five.