Dr. Schafer is currently Professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology and Director of the Richard T. Silver Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. He is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist, and an authority in the areas of thrombosis, coagulation, platelet and bleeding disorders.
Dr. Schafer is the author of over 220 original articles and the editor of 5 textbooks in the field of hemostasis, thrombosis and hematology. He edited a book entitled “The Vanishing Physician-Scientist?” and is currently Co-Editor of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine beginning with the 24th edition. He has made original research contributions in the areas of hemostasis, thrombosis, platelet function, and vascular cell biology; he has been the principal investigator of NIH grants for almost 30 consecutive years.