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, 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

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 36 available »

2016 Nov
Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Vincelli P, Eagan A, Goldstein NP, Hightower AD, Younge M, Blumkin A, Albertin CS, Yoo BK, Humiston SG. "School-Located Influenza Vaccinations: A Randomized Trial." Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(5)
2015 Nov 16
Yoo BK, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Long C, Kolasa M. "Cost effectiveness analysis of Year 2 of an elementary school-located influenza vaccination program-Results from a randomized controlled trial." BMC health services research. 2015 Nov 16; 15:511. Epub 2015 Nov 16.
2015 May
Rand CM, Brill H, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Schaffer S, Shone LP, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. "Effectiveness of centralized text message reminders on human papillomavirus immunization coverage for publicly insured adolescents." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2015 May; 56(5 Suppl):S17-20.
Szilagyi PG, Serwint JR, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Vincelli P, Dhepyasuwan N, Blumkin A, Albertin C, Curtis CR. "Effect of provider prompts on adolescent immunization rates: a randomized trial." Academic pediatrics. 2015 15(2):149-57.
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.

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