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Anne Schafer, M.D.

Anne Schafer, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine - VAMC

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4150 Clement Street
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone 415-221-4810x4895
Anne.Schafer@ucsf.edu
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UCSF School of Medicine, M.D., 2004 

  • Internal Medicine, UCSF
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Subspecialty
  • UCSF Department of Medicine
  • UCSF Bariatric Surgery Program
  • SF VAMC
  • Dr. Schafer is Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and a practicing endocrinologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She is board-certified in by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Subspecialty.
Dr. Schafer is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. 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.

Her research focus is on osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. One of her specific research emphases is osteoporosis treatment and the assessment of response to osteoporosis therapy. Pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis may involve the use of an antiresorptive agent (one that decreases bone resorption) or an anabolic agent (one that stimulates bone formation). Dr. Schafer and colleagues conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial testing two innovative combinations of concurrent and sequential anabolic and anti-resorptive therapy in postmenopausal women with low bone mass. Findings from the trial may help to expand treatment options for osteoporosis. Additionally, Dr. Schafer is actively engaged in research involving the relationship between bone and fat. Bone-fat interplay—including the effects of fat on bone metabolism and the skeletal regulation of energy metabolism—is an area of increasing investigation. Currently, she is studying the effects of bariatric surgery (surgical weight loss) on calcium metabolism and skeletal health. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

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  • Skeletal Health in Type 1 Diabetes and the Role of Diabetic Kidney Disease
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    Sep 2020
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    Jul 2024
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  • Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy on Calcium Metabolism and the Skeleton
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    Mar 2016
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    Feb 2021
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  • Prebiotic Intervention to Improve Calcium Absorption After Gastric Bypass Surgery
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    Jul 2017
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    Mar 2019
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  • Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Calcium Metabolism and the Skeleton
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    Apr 2011
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    Jun 2016
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 57
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  1. Wu PH, Gupta T, Chang H, Petrenko D, Schafer A, Kazakia G. Soft tissue variations influence HR-pQCT density measurements in a spatially dependent manner. Bone. 2020 Sep; 138:115505. View in PubMed
  2. Kim TY, Shoback DM, Black DM, Rogers SJ, Stewart L, Carter JT, Posselt AM, King NJ, Schafer AL. Increases in PYY and uncoupling of bone turnover are associated with loss of bone mass after gastric bypass surgery. Bone. 2020 02; 131:115115. View in PubMed
  3. Hindi SM, Vittinghoff E, Schafer AL, Silverman S, Bauer DC. Commercial Laboratory Reproducibility of Serum CTX in Clinical Practice. JBMR Plus. 2019 Oct; 3(10):e10225. View in PubMed
  4. Lyo V, Schafer AL, Stewart L. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a safe and effective option that improves major Co-Morbidities associated with obesity in an older, veteran population. Am J Surg. 2019 10; 218(4):684-688. View in PubMed
  5. Alliston T, Schafer A. Bone Quality Sleuths: Uncovering Tissue-Level Mechanisms of Bone Fragility in Human Type 2 Diabetes. J Bone Miner Res. 2019 07; 34(7):1189-1190. View in PubMed
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