Date:July 12, 2012

Eric Schafer, MD

Eric Schafer, M.D,Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Eric Schafer, MD
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570
Houston, TX 77030

832-822-4242
Fax 832-825-1456
esschafe@txch.org

About Dr. Eric Schafer

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.

Education

MD, Baylor College of Medicine
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Johns Hopkins University / National Cancer Institute
Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

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

Selected Memberships

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