Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

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Primary Specialty

Urologic Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, PhD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2001
Internship:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2007

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

1081 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 26, 2022

5.0

What can I tell you, he's the best.................

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He is a great physician and surgeon and cares about his patients.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

I had a Good Visit and all the Staff was helpful and pleasant . Including Dr. Schaeffer. I was also in and out within 1 hour. Would have been a 10 but Dr, Schaeffer only works 95% out of Downtown , it would be nice if he could get more time in the Northern Suburbs.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Schaeffer was extremely thorough and explained everything to me.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

I have confidence in his services/skill.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and professional care

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He listens and explains everything in an understandable manner. He and his staff are readily available and get back to you in a timely manner.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

The recommendation from others I know and trust at NMH his reputation and research, his demeanor and the team members I have interacted with.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

background, experience, education, age. good communication, I like him

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer’s reputation and experience are the top of the field for the surgery that I need. His answers to my questions were direct and clear, which left no doubt about how to proceed.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He obviously has seen and answered many patient’s concerns and apprehensions. His confidence was reassuring. Could not imagine a better guide.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent physician

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March 14, 2022

5.0

I think he's the best.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Too many to enumerate. A great fit for my patient needs

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Straight shooter who cares about his team and patients. Seems genuinely concerned in patient care and outcomes.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Expertise and knowledge in this area as well as answers questions.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He is a consummate professional and explains things well.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Extremely professional

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Ted’s reputation as the premier PC surgeon in the nation. His dedication and publications speak volumes to his skill.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Caring, considerate and totally cares about the patient as a person

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March 06, 2022

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr Schaeffer so it’s too early to judge

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March 04, 2022

5.0

The Urologists comes highly qualified and recommended some research on my part..

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Excellent rapport

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February 28, 2022

4.0

Efficient but a little rushed

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Outstanding care.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Highly skilled and knowledgeable

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February 28, 2022

5.0

1st meeting but seems capable enough

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He’s a pro who is very knowledgeable, caring and passionate about the work he’s doing.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Besides being highly recommended and that he’s the best for my care, he was very clear in clarifying my medical condition and the course’s of treatment.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

The care Dr. Schaeffer and his team provided was nothing short of top-notch; his caring for me was evident in every interaction we had (and we continue to have them); I am a surgical patient and couldn't be more pleased with the outcome; his skill, expertise and experience are apparent in every aspect of treatment; I am fortunate to have been referred to him.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very professional , punctual Really there’s nothing to complain about. He answered all the questions and was very prompt In returning all his messages. Being a physician myself Obviously had high expectations and he matched all of those

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He is an amazing Doctor who is very good with his patients

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Professional, good communication skills friendly

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Besides being one of the best Urology doctors nationally, Ted is great with patients and has empathy. That. Is. Huge.

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February 21, 2022

4.0

My first visit with him after Dr. Gregory Auffenberg’s departure.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Again, clear answers to my questions in layman’s terms that I can understand

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I have complete confidence in him.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

The doctor and nurses were great. The attention to detail and answering questions makes a huge difference with comfort level both pre and post op.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He is very friendly yet professional.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I like Dr. Schaeffer's approach to medicine. He explains the issues, lays out the process and next steps depending on the findings, and asks if you understand and have questions. Also refers to research supporting his approach. The check-in and lab tests went very smoothly, very well coordinated.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I"m just starting care and treatment with him. However he is held high in my opinion with regard to his patients and their care

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He has an interest in my health, and a plan for my future.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Truly, an expert in his field of medicine.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He seem like a nice doctor

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He know what he is doing

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very professional and explains the process clearly.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, very knowledgeable & took time to explain everything.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

My surgery went very well , better than I expected..

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very informative

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer was very honest and forthright and extremely professional

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very straightforward, patient. Explained everything and explain the reasons for his recommendations

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Because he did an amazing job Instills confidence and is innovative

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Exceptional medical professional and person

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and puts you at ease.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Very professional, explained procedures

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January 29, 2022

5.0

World-class surgeon, I felt I got the best possible advice, care, and surgical outcome for my prostate cancer.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

one if the best Urologist of the area

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January 28, 2022

5.0

I was comfortable with the competence, calm communication.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaefer is very competent and experienced. His confidence and communication are reassuring.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Professional & competent

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Very very good Doctor

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Smart, attentive and encouraging

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Highly highly competent

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He understands the complex nature of cancer and deployed the best comprehensive Approach to solving the problem.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

S Great doctor patient and cogent explanation

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is not only a Brilliant Oncologist/Surgeon, but also kind and caring. He is dedicated to his research and expertise.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Personal experience and what information/feedback had been shared with me prior to my experience

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Expertise and confidence.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He is the best at robotic surgery.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer has done an excellent job with my surgery and post surgery care. He was very thorough and answered all my questions timely! Great results!

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, excellent reputation. Well run office.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Nobody better and more competent. He is at the top of his game

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Great dr

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Not only is he very competent, but also listens and asks good questions to help get to the right place to address my concerns

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Schaeffer explained in details my situation; the steps we need to take to solve my problem. He listened to me. He did not rush the appointment.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

His is Brilliant authority on urology

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He listened and was patient and let me explain my concerns. He didn’t rush me. Showed genuine concern. He is very knowledgeable and not condescending. He was encouraging also.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

I feel he is the best person to help me.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Utmost in professionalism!

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable, concise and a great bedside manner.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

he is a pro

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is the "Man".

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Wonderful talent and lovely personality.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable of the disease. Provided all options, surgical or not, reputable surgeon and a passion for his craft.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Great doctor he took the time and spelled everything out

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January 07, 2022

5.0

I have recommended him to others but that has led to far too many patients for him! Either clone him or hire a few more urologists of his calibre.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

The doctor was patient, took time to explain everything and give his opinion on next recommended course of action

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schaeffer is a no BS guy. He gets right to the point and tells it to you straight.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Prompt, knowledgeable, direct with information and personable.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Clear explanation much appreciated.

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January 03, 2022

4.0

Doc was very professional but also answered all my questions and was very calming.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

He was very candid and sympathic

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Schaeffer is probably the best in his specialty!

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Analysis of situation and execution to problem. Results.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

The visit with Dr Schaeffer was well beyond what had previously been experienced with previous car provider. His demeanor and delivery of the prognosis of the situation and the process of treatment was very calming and reassuring unlike what had been relayed to us before. His descriptions of the various processes involved to address my situation was so informative that it definitely put me at ease in getting to know his knowledge and procedural process of which he planned on taking

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December 25, 2021

4.0

Hopefully will move to 10 after treatment and follow-ups.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

He did a terrific job for me.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Everything was very professional, welcoming, and more importantly competent.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Edward Schaeffer is considered as the best in Chicago area by his peers. He is very trustworthy and professional.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

I feel he provides the best care available.

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Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. (Astellas Pharma US, Inc.)
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PinnacleCare Health Advisors
  • Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)

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