Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Anthony J Schaeffer, MD

Anthony J Schaeffer, MD

Herman L. Kretschmer Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology

Focus of Work

Bio

I have played a prominent role in the field of urologic research, publishing extensively on urinary tract infection (UTI), inflammation and incontinence. Among my major contributions are several clinical techniques for both male and female incontinence, including an innovative urethral sling procedure. Along with colleagues, I was the first to describe the systemic changes of bacteria binding that subsequently cause UTIs in women and developed a novel technique for patient-based management of th...[Read full text]I have played a prominent role in the field of urologic research, publishing extensively on urinary tract infection (UTI), inflammation and incontinence. Among my major contributions are several clinical techniques for both male and female incontinence, including an innovative urethral sling procedure. Along with colleagues, I was the first to describe the systemic changes of bacteria binding that subsequently cause UTIs in women and developed a novel technique for patient-based management of them.

I have published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and is currently a member of the NIH Multi-Site Collaborative Research Project on male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (prostatitis). I have maintained continuous NIH funding since 1978 and contributes regularly to international panels to establish guidelines for management of UTIs.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

My clinical and research interests involve urinary tract infections, prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1968)
  • Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (1969)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, General Surgery (1970)
  • Residency: Stanford University Hospitals, Urology (1976)
  • Board Certification: Urology

Contact

Clinic (for patients): 312-695-8146
Administrative office: 312-908-1615

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