Faculty or Staff Name:

SchafferJ003web.jpgJason Schaffer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Division Chief, Informatics

Office Location & Contact
IU Health Methodist, AG383
1701 N. Senate Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 258-3584


Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 2002
Chief Resident, 2001-2002 

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
MD, Class of 1999
College of Medicine Student President, 1996-1997

About me

Jason completed his undergraduate training at Miami University in Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he was president of the Medical Student Association (1996-1997) and Class President (1996-1999). He completed my emergency medicine residency training at the IU School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2002 where he served as Chief Resident for the 2001-2002 year. He was the recipient of the informatics award in 2001 and 2002.

Jason joined the IUEM faculty in July of 2002. He is now the Chief of the Division of Informatics. His wife, Sarah Hill Schaffer, is a pediatrician with Meridian Pediatrics where she has been practicing since 2014. They have two sons, Carter and Maddox.

Dr. Schaffer's lecture and focus area are in coronary disease. He is active on the Methodist AMI/Chest Pain committee and the Level One Heart Attack committee for primary STEMI transfers. He has been Co-PI for several multicenter chest pain and AMI trials.


Shared decision making in patients with low risk chest pain: prospective randomized pragmatic trial.
Hess EP, Hollander JE, Schaffer JT, Kline JA, Torres CA, Diercks DB, Jones R, Owen KP, Meisel ZF, Demers M, Leblanc A, Shah ND, Inselman J, Herrin J, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Montori VM.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2016; 355:i6165.

Advancing Patient-centered Outcomes in Emergency Diagnostic Imaging: A Research Agenda.
Kanzaria HK, McCabe AM, Meisel ZM, LeBlanc A, Schaffer JT, Bellolio MF, Vaughan W, Merck LH, Applegate KE, Hollander JE, Grudzen CR, Mills AM, Carpenter CR, Hess EP.
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 22;13;1435-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12832.

Noninvasive Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Acute Headache in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Schaffer JT, Hunter BR, Ball KM, Weaver CS.
Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jan 7. pii: S0196-0644(14)01580-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.12.012.

The availability of prior ECGs improves paramedic accuracy in recognizing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
O'Donnell D, Mancera M, Savory E, Christopher S, Schaffer J, Roumpf S.
J Electrocardiol
. 2015 Jan-Feb;48(1):93-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2014.09.003. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

Effectiveness of the Chest Pain Choice decision aid in emergency department patients with low-risk chest pain: study protocol for a multicenter randomized trial.
Anderson RT, Montori VM, Shah ND, Ting HH, Pencille LJ, Demers M, Kline JA, Diercks DB, Hollander JE, Torres CA, Schaffer JT, Herrin J, Branda M, Leblanc A, Hess EP.
. 2014 May 10;15:166. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-166.


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