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

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Schaffer is a primary care pediatrician who enjoys following children as they grow from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood. He has been privileged to have interacted with some families for as much as to 24 years, being a part of their lives over multiple generations. Dr. Schaffer likes forging close relationships with his patients which endure as they grow and develop.

Dr. Schaffer is also a nationally-known expert about lead poisoning, and he heads the Rochester office of the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, which coordinates treatment for children with significant lead poisoning and works closely with county health departments, clinicians, community groups and others in our area to help identify children with lead poisoning, educate the public about this preventable condition, and assist families who are forced to deal with the adverse effects of lead poisoning.

Awards & Honors (National)

Elected by his peers annually for Inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2011 - 2014
Elected by his peers annually for inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 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
Robert Haggerty-Stanford Friedman Faculty Research Scholarship | Department of Pediatrics | University of Rochester 1998

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health


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