Anne Schafer, MD, Endocrinology, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco VA Medical Center

AnneLouiseSchaferMD

Endocrinology San Francisco, CA

Diabetes, Lipid Metabolism

Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism, San Francisco VA Health Care System; Associate Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco

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Summary

  • Dr. Schafer is Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism for the San Francisco VA Health Care System and Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC San Francisco. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Her research focus is osteoporosis and bone metabolism. One of her research emphases is osteoporosis treatment and the assessment of response to osteoporosis therapy. She also studies the relationships between bone, fat, and glucose metabolism, including the effects of obesity and diabetes on bone, and the skeletal regulation of energy metabolism. Currently, she is investigating the effects of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) on calcium metabolism and skeletal health. Dr. Schafer's research has been funded by the NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Education & Training

  • UCSF
    UCSFFellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2007 - 2009
  • UCSF
    UCSFResidency, Internal Medicine, 2004 - 2007
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineClass of 2004
  • Harvard UniversityBA

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery 
    ENDO 2019 - New Orleans, LA - 3/23/2019
  • Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery 
    ENDO 2019 - New Orleans, LA - 3/23/2019

Press Mentions

  • BMD Not a Reliable Predictor of Vertebral Fragility Fracture in Older Women
    BMD Not a Reliable Predictor of Vertebral Fragility Fracture in Older WomenJune 23, 2018 17:03
  • Clinical Challenges: Osteoporosis Risk After Bariatric Surgery
    Clinical Challenges: Osteoporosis Risk After Bariatric SurgeryJune 06, 2018 17:34

Hospital Affiliations