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Stanley J. Schaffer, M.D.

Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Office: (585) 275-0267

Fax: (585) 276-1116

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Biography

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 many years, having been 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, aid clinicians in the medical management of children with elevated blood lead levels and assist families who are forced to deal with the adverse effects of lead poisoning.

Research

Dr. Schaffer's primary areas of research have been related to lead poisoning risk assessment and immunization delivery. He 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. He is also a research director for the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network.

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, 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 a 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 and studies evaluating the feasibility of centralized reminders from state immunization information systems to improve rates of influenza and HPV vaccine uptake. He also serves as a content expert for a national quality improvement initiative that aims to reduce missed opportunities to provide HPV vaccine to eligible adolescents.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1976
AB | University of California at Berkeley
Physiology

1978
MS | California State University at Northridge
Health Sciences: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

1985
MD | Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

Awards

2017 - 2018
Elected by his peers for Inclusion in Best Doctors in America, 2017
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

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

2010
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

1998
Robert Haggerty-Stanford Friedman Faculty Research Scholarship
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: University of Rochester

1998
Elected to Membership
Sponsor: Society for Pediatric Research

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Publications

Journal Articles

2018
Rand, C; Schaffer, S; Dhepyasuwan, N; Blumkin, A; Albertin, C; Serwint, J; Darden, P; Humiston, S; Mann, K; Stratbucker, W; Szilagyi, P. "Provider Communication, Prompts and Feedback to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Resident Clinics". Pediatrics. 2018; .

2017
Szilagyi, PG; Schaffer, S; Rand, CM; Goldstein, PN; Vincelli, P; Hightower, AD; Younge, M; Eagan, A; Blumkin, A; Albertin, CS; Dibitetto, K; Yoo, BK; Humiston, SG. "School-located Influenza Vaccinations for Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial". Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017; .

11/2016
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)

Books & Chapters

2007
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

2002
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

1999
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

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