About

About

My practice concentrates on minimally invasive surgery of the sinuses and skull base. As one of the first surgeons to employee endoscopic approaches to sinus surgery in the United States, and the author of the first textbook on such surgery, I have operated on more than 5,000 patients for such problems. As endoscopic approaches evolved, my scope of practice also evolved to include complex revision surgery, orbital and optic nerve surgery, repair of CSF leakage through the nose and benign and malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses. As the author of more than 200 publications on the above topic and 6 textbooks, I feels privelaged to care for patients in the US and abroad, and to educate physicians for more than 30 years.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Chief resident

    • Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Medical school

    • University of California at Irvine

  • Residencies

    • University of California at Los Angeles

    • Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

130 East 77th Street, 10th FloorNew York, NY 10075

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Most recent comments

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06/06/2018
"Again Dr. Schaefer is far more intelligent than this questionnaire. "
05/18/2018
"Dr. Schaefer was excellent. Both in expertise & empathy."
05/10/2018
"He's the best!"
04/14/2018
"I would like to see more people in our medical system who work with excellent service!!! Thank you."
02/08/2018
"Doctor Schaefer is the best! He's been treating me for 20+ years, including surgery, and I'm just hoping he doesn't retire before I die!"
02/01/2018
"Dr. Schaefer is an excellent ENT and thorough. After meeting a few ENTs at other hospitals, Dr. Schaefer performed my sinisitis (complicated surgery) and achieved the outcome we planned. I have already recommended him and Lennox Hill."
11/21/2017
"Outstanding surgeon and physician."
10/05/2017
"Love Dr. Schaefer! I have recommended him to several people. "
09/26/2017
"Dr. Schaefer has been my doctor since 2003. 1. Always. "
09/14/2017
"Dr. Schaefer is an exceptional physician and surgeon with expensive knowledge and skill. I am grateful for the care, both surgical and post-surgical, that he has provided me I recommend him highly. He is the best."
07/13/2017
"Excellent doctor! Grateful for his services."
06/26/2017
"Excellent doctor, excellent service"
06/23/2017
"Amazing -"
06/16/2017
"I have highly recommended this provider to many people"
11/10/2016
"He's the best! #9. +++."
08/22/2016
"Very compassionate & caring doctor."
07/22/2016
"Great doctor!"
07/06/2016
"Dr. Schaefer was extremely pleasant & patient. He was very through in his explanations to me. I would definitely recommend him to others."
05/26/2016
"Dr. Schaefer is an excellent doctor. He took time to explain to me my condition."
05/23/2016
"Best ENT in NYC area."
03/11/2016
"#10. Couldn't be better!"
01/11/2016
"Dr. Schaeffer was wonderful. He explained my prognosis and treatment options thoroughly and patiently, and was a pleasure to deal with."
12/07/2015
"Very good experience."
11/14/2015
"I hope I have said enough, you simply cannot do better than Dr Schaefer."
11/06/2015
"So far good."
07/29/2015
"Dr. Schaefer has provided expert care for chronic sinusitis (recent surgery). He has really helped me where other ENT doctors could not."
06/30/2015
"THE DOCTOR WAS VERY TALKFUL AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING VERY NICE!"
03/05/2015
"Very good."
02/23/2015
"Very good."
02/06/2015
"He is an extremely nice & caring physician, will definitely recommend to friends & family."
11/06/2014
"Overall my experience w/the doctor was good."
05/27/2014
"Schaefer seems super qualified. He is also human when communicating w/me."
03/26/2014
"Dr. Schaefer is top draw as a medical dr. and there is no one else near his ability. He is the only reason I was given the opportunity to watch my children grow up and live life."