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Edward M. Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D.

R. Christian B. Evensen Professor
Associate Professor of Urology, Oncology, Pathology

Director of the Prostate Cancer Program
Director of International Urology

Co-Director Prostate Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Clinic
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Edward M (Ted) Schaeffer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Urology, Oncology and Pathology, was born in Palo Alto California and graduated from University of Chicago with undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees. He joined the faculty after completing his general surgery and urology training at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Schaeffer has an active clinical practice in Urologic Oncology specializing in Prostate, Bladder and Kidney cancer. He has expertise in open, laparoscopic and robot treatment of these malignancies. As an active member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Dr Schaeffer participates in multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of genitourinary cancers.

Dr Schaeffer is also a fully trained scientist and an expert in prostate development and prostate carcinogenesis. His laboratory currently investigates novel pathways of prostate and bladder carcinogenesis through utilization of experimental embryology and systems of epithelial injury repair.

Dr Schaeffer's accomplishments in both medicine and science have recently been acknowledged with several awards including the AUA/Astellas "Rising Star" award and a Howard Hughes Clinician-Scientist Early Careers Award

Please read:
Active Surveillance of Very Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Might Not Be Suitable Option for African American Men
—by Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

Biopsies for prostate cancer can leave men with infections that are hard to treat
Hagen provides NOK 100 million to prostate research

Surgical treatment options for Prostate Cancer

Common Ground-Hope for Prostate Cancer

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