Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD


Chair, Department of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Harold Binstein Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program Director, Genitourinary Oncology Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

 Dr. Edward (Ted) M. Schaeffer is an internationally recognized physician-scientist with deep expertise in urologic oncology. Dr. Schaeffer’s groundbreaking prostate research, featured in more than 175 publications, emphasizes at-risk populations, diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and the molecular biology of lethal prostate cancer. His lab, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, specifically focuses on the molecular biology of locally aggressive prostate cancers and the impact of race on the biology of prostate cancer.