Dr. Sarah S. Schaefer graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York
in 1985 with a BA in Psychology. She graduated
Summa Cum Laude in Psychology and received a Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Science. She
was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1989 she graduated from the New
York University of Medicine where she was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
While attending New York University School of Medicine, she was the Student
Director of N.Y.U. Student Health. She remained at New York School of
Medicine for surgical residency training at Tisch, Bellevue and the Manhattan
Veterans' Hospitals. Upon the conclusion of her residency, she joined
the attending surgical staff at Bellevue, where she supervised the Surgical
Breast Service and its associated clinics. The Bellevue Hospital Surgical
Breast Service is a multi-disciplinary breast care service comprised of
several surgeons, radiologists and medical and radiation oncologists.
Dr. Schaefer received her Board Certification from the American Board of
Surgery in 1995. She maintains memberships in several professional societies.
Dr. Schaefer is a surgical attending at Saint Barnabas Medical Center,
Livingston, New Jersey, where she participates on several hospital committees.
She has lectured for Barnabas Health's gynecology residency, and has
been awarded special recognition from the American Cancer Society for
her dedication to the education of women regarding breast diseases and
treatment. Dr. Schaefer is a true believer of holistic treatment from
a women’s perspective since psychological and spiritual factors
are critical to a patient's physical recovery and well-being.
Dr. Schaefer is a recipient of the 2014 NJ monthly Top Docs award.