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Stanley J. Schaffer, M.D.


Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Fax: (585) 273-1037

Office: (585) 275-0267

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs


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.


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.


Faculty Appointments


  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


AB | University of California at Berkeley

MS | California State University at Northridge
Health Sciences: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

MD | Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1986
Internship in at Albert Einstein Medical Center

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center


2011 - 2014
Elected by his peers annually for Inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Nomination for the 1st Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2001 - 2008
Elected by his peers annually for inclusion in Best Doctors in America 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Robert Haggerty-Stanford Friedman Faculty Research Scholarship
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: University of Rochester

Elected to Membership
Sponsor: Society for Pediatric Research

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Journal Articles

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 0; 138(5)

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.

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 0; 56(5 Suppl):S17-20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Lead Poisoning
Book Title: Mosby's Clinical Pediatric Advisor, 2nd Edition
Author List: Schaffer, SJ, Campbell JR
Published By: Mosby2007 in Garfunkel KC, Christy C, Kaczorowski J

Chapter Title: Lead poisoning
Book Title: Mosby's Clinical Pediatric Advisor, First Edition
Author List: Schaffer SJ, Campbell JR
Edited By: Garfunkel LC, Christy C, Kaczorowski J
Published By: Mosby2002 in St. Louis, MO

Chapter Title: Childhood lead exposure
Book Title: Ambulatory Pediatrics
Author List: Schaffer SJ, Campbell JR
Edited By: Green M, Haggerty RJ, Weitzman ML
Published By: Saunders1999 in Philadelphia, PA