Dr. Christine Schafer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020.
Dr. Schafer was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, she studied history and graduated with honors. She returned to New Jersey to attend Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was awarded the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Certificate for Academic Achievement, which is presented to women who graduate in the top ten percent of their medical school class.
Prior to residency, Dr. Schafer completed a translational research fellowship with the Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group at New York University School of Medicine. While at NYU, she gained extensive clinical research experience and also developed an interest in treating melanoma patients. She then trained at Washington University in St. Louis for dermatology residency, where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Schafer is thrilled to be a part of the exceptional faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. She is committed to excellence in patient care and believes in an evidence-based approach to treatment. Her clinical interests are broad, ranging from complex and general medical dermatology, to skin cancer prevention, treatment and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Schafer has a number of dermatologic publications including journal articles and book chapters. She has also been invited to present at national meetings such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgeons. She is a committee member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and dedicated to fostering leadership and mentorship amongst women in medicine.