Anthony J. Schaeffer

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD is the Herman L. Kretschmer Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has made major contributions to urologic research and has been a strong advocate of physician-scientists and their needs. He’s had continuous NIH funding for 30+ years and received the distinguished MERIT Award from 1996-2004. He served on the NIDDK Advisory Council from 2006-2010, chaired the American Urological Association’s Research Council from 2003-2010, and was Associate Editor for Journal of Urology from 2004-2012. He received the AUA’s Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award in 2004, the AUA Distinguished Service Award in 2010, and the AUA Foundation Distinguished Scholar Alumni Award in 2011. In 2014 he received the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons for outstanding contributions in the advancement of Urology. He has published extensively on UTI, inflammation and incontinence and developed and performed innovative techniques for incontinence in men and women, including the urethral sling procedure for postprostatectomy incontinence. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School and the Stanford University urological residency program.


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