Dr. Edward Schaeffer Edward (Ted) M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized physician-scientist with expertise in urologic oncology. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

A respected clinician with expertise in open, laparoscopic, and robotic treatments of urologic malignancies, Dr. Schaeffer previously served as Director of the Prostate Cancer Program, Director of International Urology, and Codirector of the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medicine.  He was also a member of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he participated in multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of genitourinary cancers. Dr. Schaeffer was the R. Christian B. Evensen Professor of Urology, Oncology, and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Norway.

Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer’s discoveries have greatly advanced the basic scientific understanding of prostate cancer and clinical care pathways. His groundbreaking research emphasizes at-risk populations, diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and the molecular biology of lethal prostate cancer.

Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer’s laboratory, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, specifically focuses on the molecular biology of locally aggressive prostate cancers and the impact of race on the biology of prostate cancer.


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p19g2dnsoi1oldpmmj481o511pn95“Family Medicine” news article about Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, medicine and his family.  Read full article…

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