Stanley J. Schaffer, M.D.

Stanley J. Schaffer, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0267
Fax: (585) 273-1037

Lab Information

Immunization Lab

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Research Bio

Dr. Schaffer has been involved with several research projects assessing lead screening practices and seeking ways to accurately predict which children may be at risk for lead poisoning. His work includes efforts to improve the effectiveness of the CDC's lead risk assessment questionnaire in predicting which children have elevated lead levels, a nationwide survey of pediatricians to evaluate their lead screening practices and evaluation of parental views of lead screening.

In addition, Dr. Schaffer has led or has been involved in several research projects dealing with immunization delivery, including surveys of physician policies and opinions regarding new vaccines, an evaluation of physicians' adolescent immunization practices, studies looking at the use autodialers and text messaging to remind and recall adolescents of the need to see their physician for immunizations and health supervision, studies assessing the ability to provide influenza vaccine to children in school, and a study that evaluated the availability of hepatitis and HIV screening and hepatitis vaccination for high-risk adolescents who receive medical care in non-traditional settings outside traditional primary care medical practices. Finally, Dr. Schaffer is presently directing a CDC-funded research study looking at enhancing the use of features of the New York State Immunization Information System to assist primary care medical practices in improving their immunization rates.

Awards & Honors (National)

Elected by his peers annually for Inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2011-2014 2011 - 2014
Elected by his peers annually for inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2001-2008 2001 - 2008
Elected to Membership | Society for Pediatric Research 1998

Awards & Honors (Local)

Nomination for the 1st Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award | University of Rochester 2010
Strong Star Designation for Commitment to Service Excellence | Strong Memorial Hospital 2009
Strong Star Designation for Commitment to Service Excellence | Strong Memorial Hospital 2008
Robert Haggerty-Stanford Friedman Faculty Research Scholarship | Department of Pediatrics | University of Rochester 1998

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 33 available »

Rand, CM, Brill, H, Albertin, C, Humiston, SG, Schaffer, S, Shone, LP, Blumkin, AK, Szilagyi, PG. "Effectiveness of centralized text message reminders on HPV immunization coverage for publicly insured adolescents." Journal of Adolescent Health. In press. 2015; .
2014 Jan
Humiston SG, Schaffer SJ, Szilagyi PG, Long CE, Chappel TR, Blumkin AK, Szydlowski J, Kolasa MS. "Seasonal influenza vaccination at school: a randomized controlled trial." American journal of preventive medicine. 2014 Jan; 46(1):1-9.
2013 Aug
Humiston SG, Serwint JR, Szilagyi PG, Vincelli PA, Dhepyasuwan N, Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Blumkin AK, Curtis CR. "Increasing adolescent immunization rates in primary care: strategies physicians use and would consider implementing." Clinical pediatrics. 2013 Aug; 52(8):710-20. Epub 2013 Apr 10.
2013 Apr 19
Yoo BK, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Long C, Kolasa M. "Cost effectiveness analysis of elementary school-located vaccination against influenza--results from a randomized controlled trial." Vaccine. 2013 Apr 19; 31(17):2156-64. Epub 2013 Mar 13.
Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Brill H, Stankaitis J, Yo BK, Blumkin A, Stokley S. "A randomized trial of the effect of centralized reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents." Academic pediatrics. 2013 13(3):204-13. Epub 2013 Jan 09.


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine1985
MS | Health Sciences: Epidemiology and Biostatistics | California State University at Northridge1978
AB | Physiology | University of California at Berkeley1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center07/01/1986 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center07/01/1985 - 06/30/1986