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Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-7479
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    New York University School of MedicineM.D.
    University of California, San FranciscoResidencyInternal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoChief ResidencyInternal Medicine

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    Sarah Schaeffer is the Director of GME Diversity and an Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. She divides her time between clinical, educational, and administrative roles.

    Clinically, Sarah works as a hospitalist where she attends on the Medicine Teaching Service, Goldman Medicine Service, and both Parnassus and Mission Bay Medicine Consult Services. In her graduate medical education roles, Sarah has led a robust efforts in the residency program to enhance the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of trainees from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about equity and inclusion in medicine, and conducts seminars for trainees and faculty on topics of unconscious bias, microaggressions, stereotype threat, and mentoring across differences. In 2018, Sarah joined Dr. Alicia Fernandez as a core faculty members in the newly-funded UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE). Within the LCOE, Sarah co-leads academic career development and mentorship programs for Latinx and UIM medical student and residents at UCSF.

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    1. Klein R, Julian KA, Snyder ED, Koch J, Ufere NN, Volerman A, Vandenberg AE, Schaeffer S, Palamara K. Gender Bias in Resident Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 May; 34(5):712-719. PMID: 30993611.
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    2. Schaeffer S, Khalili M. Reasons for HCV non-treatment in underserved African Americans: implications for treatment with new therapeutics. Ann Hepatol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 14(2):234-42. PMID: 25671833; PMCID: PMC4384428.
    3. Chien JD, Furtado A, Cheng SC, Lam J, Schaeffer S, Chun K, Wintermark M. Demographics of carotid atherosclerotic plaque features imaged by computed tomography. J Neuroradiol. 2013 Mar; 40(1):1-10. PMID: 23428245.
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    4. Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Furtado AD, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. Carotid atherosclerosis does not predict coronary, vertebral, or aortic atherosclerosis in patients with acute stroke symptoms. Stroke. 2010 Aug; 41(8):1604-9. PMID: 20595672; PMCID: PMC2941092.
    5. Furtado AD, Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Smith WS, Lewin MR, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. The triple rule-out for acute ischemic stroke: imaging the brain, carotid arteries, aorta, and heart. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Aug; 31(7):1290-6. PMID: 20360341.
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    6. Furtado AD, Smith WS, Koroshetz W, Dillon WP, Furie KL, Lev MH, Vittinghoff E, Schaeffer S, Biagini T, Hazarika O, Wintermark M. Perfusion CT Imaging Follows Clinical Severity in Left Hemispheric Strokes. Eur Neurol. 2008; 60(5):244-52. PMID: 18756089.
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    7. Wintermark M, Jawadi SS, Rapp JH, Tihan T, Tong E, Glidden DV, Abedin S, Schaeffer S, Acevedo-Bolton G, Boudignon B, Orwoll B, Pan X, Saloner D. High-resolution CT imaging of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 May; 29(5):875-82. PMID: 18272562.
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    8. Smith LM, Elkins JS, Dillon WP, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. Perfusion-CT assessment of the cerebrovascular reserve: a revisit to the acetazolamide challenges. J Neuroradiol. 2008 Jul; 35(3):157-64. PMID: 18242708.
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    9. Wintermark M, Glastonbury C, Tong E, Lau BC, Schaeffer S, Chien JD, Haar PJ, Saloner D. Semi-automated computer assessment of the degree of carotid artery stenosis compares favorably to visual evaluation. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Jun 15; 269(1-2):74-9. PMID: 18234230; PMCID: PMC2562541.