Dr. Ernst J. Schaefer, M.D.
Dr. Schaefer received his B.A. cum laude (biology) from Harvard University, his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, and his M.D. with honors from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
He did his medical residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, and an endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where he also was a senior investigator and head of the clinical service of the Molecular Disease Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Since 1982 he
has been at Tufts University
is currently a Distinguished University Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine
and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
He is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, as well as the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and is the Director of the Lipid and Heart Disease Prevention Program and Clinic.
Honors and Awards: Dr. Schaefer
received the Mosby Award from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
While at the NIH, he received the J.D.
Lane Award of the U.S. Public Health Service (1981).
From the American Heart Association he
received the Irvine H. Page Arteriosclerosis Research Award in 1981 for defining the metabolic defect in Tangier disease and describing two new genetic disorders apoA-I/C-III/A-IV and apoE deficiency characterized by severe lipoprotein abnormalities and premature heart disease.
research, teaching, and clinical care at Tufts University
and Tufts-New England Medical Center
, Dr. Schaefer
received the Saul Horowitz Research Award from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
(1989), Oliver Smith Awards of Tufts-New England Medical Center for Patient Care
(1999, 2001, 2003), the E.V. McCollum Research Award of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition
(2000), and a Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University
Since 1997 he has been a member of Who's Who in America, and in 2004 and 2007 was named among America's Top Physicians by the Consumers Research Council of America.
He received an honorable PhD in biochemistry and pharmacology from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2007 for his research in lipoprotein metabolism.
Academic Achievement and Service: Dr. Schaefer is an author or co-author of over 450 publications and served on the first and second adult treatment panels of the National Cholesterol Education Program of the National Institutes of Health, on the Nutrition Study Section and as chairman of the Metabolism Study Section of the NIH, and the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association.
He has served on numerous editorial boards, and since 1997 Dr. Schaefer has been the U.S. editor of the journal Atherosclerosis, the official journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society.
He also currently serves on the Clinical Research Review Committee and Study Section of the NIH.