Edward (Ted) M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized physician-scientist with expertise in urologic oncology, will join the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Schaeffer has been named Chair of the Department of Urology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, effective December 1, 2015.
A respected clinician with expertise in open, laparoscopic, and robotic treatments of urologic malignancies, Dr. Schaeffer is currently Director of the Prostate Cancer Program, Director of International Urology, and Codirector of the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is an active member of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he participates in multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of genitourinary cancers. Dr. Schaeffer is the R. Christian B. Evensen Professor of Urology, Oncology, and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Norway.
Dr. Schaeffer’s discoveries have greatly advanced the basic scientific understanding of prostate cancer and clinical care pathways. His research emphasizes at-risk populations, diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and the molecular biology of lethal prostate cancer.
Dr. Schaeffer’s laboratory, which has had funding by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, specifically focuses on the molecular biology of locally aggressive prostate cancers and the impact of race on the biology of prostate cancer. ■