Frederick Schaffer, M.D.

Chief Medical Advisor
Bio Testing Supplies a Division of Avrio Genetics, LLC

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Biography

Frederick M. Schaffer M.D. is a board certified Allergist/Immunologist and has been a Fellow and/or a member of the American Immunology Association, the Clinical Immunology Society, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

After earning an M.S. degree from Columbia University, Dr. Schaffer attended medical school and completed residency training in New York. Subsequently, he completed two post-doctoral fellowships, first at the Division of Immunology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Rheumatology at the University of Toronto and then at the Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After completing fellowship training, he became an Assistant Professor of Immunology and Allergy at the SUNY hospitals in Buffalo, New York. More recently, he was an Associate Professor of Pulmonology, Immunology and Allergy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Currently, he is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of a health industry based company that provides medical services in multiple states. As the CMO, he developed and directed the implementation of several new therapeutic protocols and corroborated the safety and efficacy of these protocols through a series of IRB approved clinical research studies.

Dr. Schaffer’s research interests have encompassed, in part, molecular genetic studies of several primary immunodeficiency diseases, rheumatologic disorders, and autoimmune inner ear disorders. This body of work has been supported by grants from the NIH, academic centers, and industry. These research endeavors resulted in publishing more than 45 articles, abstracts, and book chapters in medical journals and textbooks. In addition, this is also reflected in the number of times Dr. Schaffer has been an invited symposium speaker at both national and international scientific conferences since the 1980’s.

Dr. Schaffer and his wonderful wife Sandy, have three great children and four delightful grandchildren. The Schaffer’s oldest son is a captain in the Air Force and his daughter is an award-winning photographer. Their youngest son is a PhD student in history and is pursuing an academic career. When Dr. Schaffer has time off, he ardently pursues his hobbies of high power rocketry and ham radio.

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