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Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Urology

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Schaeffer has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Northwestern University since 1990. He is best known for his pioneering work in basic and clinical research on urinary tract infections and prostatitis which involves novel concepts for the cause and treatment of these conditions. He has also made major contributions to management of post-prostatectomy incontinence through implementation of a bulbo-urethral sling procedure.

Along with colleagues, he was the first to describe the systemic changes in the mucosal adhesive characteristics that increase the ability of pathogenic bacteria to bind to the mucosa and subsequently cause urinary tract infections in women; to develop a self-start technique for patient-based management of urinary tract infections; to demonstrate that pathogenic bacteria modify expression of their adhesive characteristics in vitro and in vivo; and to determine that an immunoglobulin (secretory IgA) present in vaginal fluid modifies susceptibility to urinary tract infections. For these and other accomplishments he was awarded a National Institutes of Health Merit Award Grant to continue research on urinary tract infections.

He is currently Chair of the National Institutes of Health Multi-Site Collaborative Research Project on male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (prostatitis) and contributes regularly to international panels to establish guidelines for management of urinary tract infections.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine - 1968
  • Residency
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics - 1976

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Urology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-150

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-7030
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Female Urology
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Prostate Cancer

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus