Beverly A. Schaefer MD

Beverly Schaefer

Beverly A. Schaefer
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
bschaefe@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am a pediatric non-malignant hematologist, board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology. I specialize in the care of patients with disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis (bleeding disorders and blood clots) and see patients at the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program.

My research focuses on studying the impact of comorbidities on the hemostatic system. My goal is to understand how common health issues like obesity, diabetes and thyroid disease affect the hemostatic system. I welcome trainees to collaborate with me in research.

As the associate program director of our pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship, I design training curricula and oversee the didactic curriculum for the Division of Hematology and Oncology. I also train medical students, pediatric residents, pediatric hematology oncology fellows and hematology oncology fellows who care for adults. I conduct a monthly workshop on pediatric anemias for medical students. Additionally, I give a monthly lecture to third-year medical students during their pediatrics clerkship, and I oversee the fourth-year medical student pediatric hematology/oncology elective.

Trainees work with me in the inpatient wards, where we collaborate to care for patients who are ill with disorders along the entire spectrum of hematologic and oncologic disease. Trainees work with me as well in the outpatient clinic, where I care primarily for children with hematologic disorders. I also supervise the Pediatric and Adult Hematology Experience, a collaborative rotation for Roswell Park hematology oncology fellows who care for adults.

I am passionate about teaching all levels of learners and grooming fellows for careers as physician-scientists. My teaching philosophy is that teaching is best delivered in small, meaningful bites of information. I find ways to engage my trainees by asking questions, role-playing and having them interact with patients as much as possible. I engage learners in interactive ways, presenting them with skill- and problem-focused learning opportunities. I use case studies, run skills labs (such as practicing how to reconstitute blood-clotting factors from powder to solution) and conduct mock codes so that my trainees can familiarize themselves with critical patient scenarios and practice the process to ensure they are following the necessary steps to save patients’ lives.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • Cert, Haemophilia Academy (2016)
  • Cert, Advanced Training in Hemophilia and Inhibitor Management, Nationwide Children‘s Hospital (2016)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University (2013)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University (2011)
  • MD, Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2010)
  • BS, Biology, Canisius College, summa cum laude (2006)
  • Cert, Royal Academy of Medical Educators

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2017-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2017-present)
  • Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2017-present)
  • Associate Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2017-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University: Resident Teaching Award (2013)
  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University: Resident Humanitarian Award (2013)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University: SUNY Gold Humanism Award (2009)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University: James Pollock Memorial Scholarship (2009)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University: Jacob and Betty Reiss Scholarship (2008)

Research Expertise:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Thromboses

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2018–January 2022
    Robert Long Career Development Award
    Hemophilia Center of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $890,000
  • July 2018–June 2019
    Impact of Obesity on Laboratory Profiles, Treatment and Outcomes of Individuals with Type 1 Von Willebrand Disease and Low Von Willebrand Factor
    American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $50,000

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Schaefer BA, Kiyaga C, Howard TA, Ndeezi G, Hernandez AG, Ssewanyana I, Paniagua MC, Ndugwa C, Aceng J, Ware RE. Genetic Analyses in the Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study: Modifiers of Sickle Cell Anemia and Identification of Hemoglobin Variants.. Blood. 2016; 128(22).
  • Schaefer BA, Flanagan JM, Aygun B, Alvarez OA, Nelson SC, Nottage KA, Roberts CW, Howard TA, Davis BR, Ware RE. Genetic Modifiers Influencing the Development of Albuminuria in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Blood. 2015; 126(23).

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (2016–present)
  • Haemostasis Thrombosis Research Society (2015–present)
  • American Society of Hematology (2013–present)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2013–present)

Presentations:

  • "Physician Q & A" Couples Affected by Bleeding Disorders Retreat, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2018)
  • "VTE Incidence and Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients" Pediatric Hematology Oncology Friday Lecture Series, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2018)
  • "VTE Incidence and Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients" Surgery Education Conference, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Bleeding Disorder Emergencies" Resident Simulation and Boards Prep, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Hem/Onc Subspecialty In-Training Exam Review" , University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Neonatal Hematology" Resident Lecture, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Building a Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Program" Annual Meeting, Thruway Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Collaboration (2017)
  • "Transition to Independence: A Collaborative Team Approach to Improve Care and Self-Advocacy" Data Summit, American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network (2017)
  • "Inherited Bone Marrow Failure" Adult Hematology/Oncology Red Cell Rounds, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Mastocytosis for the Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist" Pediatric Hematology Oncology Friday Lecture Series, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "CBC 101" Friday Lecture Series, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Bone Marrow Failure: Challenging Cases and Boards Prep" Fellows Workshop, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Challenging Cases in Bone Marrow Failure" Fellow Board Prep Workshop, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Clots and Coag 101" Nursing Symposium, Roswell Park Cancer Institute/Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Clots in Teens and Tots: Who, What and When to Test" Bi-Monthly Meeting, Buffalo Pediatric Society (2017)
  • "Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials: New Agents and Novel Therapies" Nursing Symposium, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Thrombotic Emergencies" Pediatric Resident Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Thrombotic Emergency Management" Resident Simulation Session, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Hemophilic Arthropathy: A Comprehensive Approach" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2017)
  • "Project STOP-BLEED: Slashing Time to Factor Product Replacement in Severe Bleeding Disorders in the Emergency Department" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2017)
  • "Working with Your Health Care Team" Women and Bleeding Disorders Workshop, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Pediatric Extremity Thrombosis and Outcomes" Hematology/Oncology Teaching, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Genetic Analyses in the Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study: Modifiers of Sickle Cell Anemia and Identification of Hemoglobin Variants" Annual Meeting, American Society of Hematology (2016)
  • "Project STOP-BLEED: Slashing Time to Factor Product Replacement in Severe Bleeding Disorders in the Emergency Department" , Haemophilia Academy (2016)
  • "Strengthening Laboratory Capacity for Sickle Cell Diagnosis in Uganda" Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association (2016)
  • "Decreasing Time to Factor Administration in the Emergency Department" Quality Improvement Seminar, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Factor 101" Hematology Fellow Skills Lab, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Decreasing Time to Factor Administration in the Emergency Department" Quality Improvement Seminar, Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Factor 101" Hematology Fellow Skills Lab, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Hemoglobin Variants Identified in the Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study" Continuing Professional Education Session for Erythrocyte Diagnostic Lab, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Characterization of Hemoglobin Variants Identified in the Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study" International Symposium on Sickle Cell Disease in Central Africa, The Sickle Cell Disease Research Network in Central Africa (2016)
  • "Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study (US3) Sub-Analysis: Validation of Results and Identification of Genetic Risk Factors Using Molecular Techniques" Global Health Plus Fellowship Lecture, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Thrombophilias" Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Lecture, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Not Your Average Virus: Oncolytic Viral Therapy in Pediatric Malignancies" NCI Tumor Board Meeting, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2016)
  • "Effects of Genetic Polymorphisms on Leukocyte and Neutrophil Counts and Maximum Tolerated Dose of Hydroxyurea in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia" Annual Meeting, American Society of Hematology (2015)
  • "Genetic Modifiers Influencing the Development of Albuminuria in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia" Annual Meeting, American Society of Hematology (2015)
  • "Genetic Risk Factors Influencing Severity of Sickle Cell Disease in Children" Research Seminar, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (2015)
  • "Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study (US3) Sub-Analysis: Validation of Results and Identification of Genetic Risk Factors Using Molecular Techniques" Fellows' Research Cross-Talk, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Overview of Hemoglobin Disorders and Diagnosis of Abnormal Hemoglobins" Continuing Professional Education Seminar, Central Public Health Laboratory (2015)
  • "Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated with ITP" Hematology Morbidity and Mortality, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Oncology" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Effects of Genetic Polymorphisms on Leukocyte and Neutrophil Counts and Hydroxyurea MTD in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2015)
  • "Effects of Genetic Polymorphisms on Leukocyte and Neutrophil Counts in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia" Pediatric Grand Rounds: Discovery 2015 - Youngest Investigators, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Influence of APOL1 Polymorphisms in Albuminuria in Children with Sickle Cell Disease" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2015)
  • "Effects of Genetic Polymorphisms on Leukocyte and Neutrophil Counts and Hydroxyurea MTD in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia" Thomas F. Boat Research Symposium and Lecture Series, Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Influence of APOL1 Polymorphisms in Albuminuria in Children with Sickle Cell Disease" Thomas F. Boat Research Symposium and Lecture Series, Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Management of Intractable Bleeding in Patients Without an Identifiable Coagulopathy" Hematology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Nutritional Anemias" Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Lecture, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2015)
  • "Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with a Focus on Management of Iodine-Refractory Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "Management of Hematopoietic Malignancies in Fanconi Anemia and an Update on Bone Marrow Transplant Preparative Regimens in FA" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "Cancer Predisposition Syndromes: The CCHMC Experience" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "The Use of Systemic Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Pediatric Thrombotic Emergencies" Hematology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "High Risk Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Complicated by Hemophyagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: An Overview of Malignancy-Associated HLH" Oncology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • "Acute Budd Chiari with Mild Thrombocytosis: An Unusual Presentation of Myeloproliferative Neoplasm" Hematology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2013)
  • "Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: Non-Hemostasis Related Sequelae" Hematology Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2013)
  • "Childhood Cancer Survivors: Guide for the Primary Care Practitioner" Grand Rounds, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (2012)
  • "Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections: What can YOU do About it? An Introduction to Quality Improvement Research" Quality Improvement Lecture and Skills Lab, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (2011)
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Service Activities:

  • American Society of Hematology Medical Educators Institute: Workshop; Invited Participant (2018)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Student Rotation; Supervisor (2018–present)
  • Hemophilia Center of WNY: NHPCC Quality Improvement Team; Physician Leader (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Combined Adult/Pediatric Hematology Rotation; Supervisor (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Council; Member (2017–present)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Project STOP-BLEED - Slashing Time of Factor Product Replacement in Severe Bleeding Disorders in Emerge; Team Leader (2015–present)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Education Committee; Committee Member (2015–2016)
  • Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center: Emergency Therapy for Fever and Immunocompromised Patients; Fellow Liaison (2015–2016)
  • Camp NJoyItAll; Hematology/Oncology Physician; Other (2013–2015)
  • Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center: Emergency Therapy for Fever and Immunocompromised Patients; Member (2013–2015)
  • Salvation Army Orange Street Pediatric Clinic (Wilmington, DE); Director (2011–2013)

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Contact Information

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
bschaefe@buffalo.edu

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