Dr. David Paulson Lectureship Visiting Professor

September 27, 2024

"Is Active Surveillance the preferred approach to manage most men with Prostate Cancer in 2024?"

Edward Schaeffer

Edward Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Urology at Feinberg School of Medicine
Harold Binstein Professor of Urology

Edward M. Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Urology at Feinberg School of Medicine, Urologist in Chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Program Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Schaeffer is a clinically active urologist with a specialized practice in prostate cancer. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed publications emphasizing at-risk populations, diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and the molecular biology of lethal prostate cancer. His discoveries have advanced the basic scientific understanding of biologic differences in prostate cancers in men of African descent, and molecular features that influence metastatic disease risk. Schaeffer, an internationally recognized clinician, is a pioneer in robotic prostatectomy who has made tissue-sparing modifications to the procedure that preserve continence and sexual function. His prostate cancer program at Northwestern, widely regarded for its personalized, compassionate care, includes initiatives in survivorship, in sexual medicine, and the world’s first Urology clinic specifically designed to address the prostate cancer treatment and recovery considerations of gay and bisexual men. His accomplishments in both medicine and science have been acknowledged with several leadership appointments and awards. He is Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Prostate Cancer Guidelines Committee and participates in the National Cancer Institute and Genitourinary Steering Committee. Dr. Schaeffer is a member of both the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons. To learn more about Dr. Schaeffer and his views on prostate cancer, listen to his interview with Dr. Peter Attia.