Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Center for Community Health
Director, Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center - Rochester Office
University of Rochester Medical Center

601 Elmwood Ave., Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642
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Dr. Schaffer is a nationally-known expert on lead poisoning and is the Medical Director of the Rochester office of the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center, which is funded by the New York State Department of Health. The Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center coordinates treatment for children with significant lead poisoning and works closely with the state and county health departments, clinicians, community groups and others throughout the area to help identify children with lead poisoning, educate the public, aid clinicians in the medical management of children with elevated blood lead levels, assist families, and develop strategies to address lead poisoning.
Dr. Schaffer has been an active member of Rochester’s Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning since its founding in 2000. Since its establishment in 2003, he has chaired the Coalition’s Screening and Professional Education Committee which brings together clinicians, educators, and representatives of accountable care organizations, public health departments, health insurers, school nursing programs, Head Start programs and a regional occupational health center to educate medical providers and strategize ways to improve blood lead testing rates in children.

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