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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Cancer
Phone: 832-822-4242
Email

esschafe@texaschildrens.org

Address

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Eric S. Schafer, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Johns Hopkins University / National Cancer Institute fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2010
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia residency Pediatrics 2006
Baylor College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2003
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health university

About

Dr. Eric Schafer is a member of the Leukemia Program and the Developmental Therapeutics Program.  His clinical interests include caring for children with leukemias and children with all cancer types requiring novel therapies.  His research interests focus on studying the clinical development of new cancer drugs for children and exploring new ways to make older drug safer and more effective.

In addition to his training and certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Schafer is fellowship trained and board certified in Clinical Pharmacology.  He has used this training and interest to lead several local and national studies on standard drugs including vincristine and methotrexate and new drugs such as talazoparib and eribulin.

Dr. Schafer is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) where he serves on protocol study committees for T cell ALL and high risk pre-B ALL and is an active member of the Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma (TACL) consortium for which he serves as the Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Principal Investigator.

Board Certifications American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology American Board of Clinical Pharmacology

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member
Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma (TACL) Member

Awards

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine, 2019

Language

English

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