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Edward Schaeffer MD, PhD

Edward M. Schaeffer MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Urology; Edmund Andrews Professor of Urology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Edward M (Ted) Schaeffer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Urology, Oncology and Pathology, was born in Palo Alto California and graduated from University of Chicago with undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees. He joined the faculty after completing his general surgery and urology training at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Schaeffer has an active clinical practice in Urologic Oncology specializing in Prostate, Bladder and Kidney cancer. He has expertise in open, laparoscopic and robot treatment of these malignancies. As an active member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Schaeffer participates in multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of genitourinary cancers.

Dr. Schaeffer is also a fully trained scientist and an expert in prostate development and prostate carcinogenesis. His laboratory currently investigates novel pathways of prostate and bladder carcinogenesis through utilization of experimental embryology and systems of epithelial injury repair.

Dr. Schaeffer's accomplishments in both medicine and science have recently been acknowledged with several awards including the AUA/Astellas "Rising Star" award and a Howard Hughes Clinician-Scientist Early Careers Award.