Faculty ProfilesAnne Schafer, MD
Dr. Schafer is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and a practicing endocrinologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. 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.
Recent Articles (10)
Schafer AL, Kazakia GJ, Vittinghoff E, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Kim TY, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Pasco C, Shoback DM, Black DM. Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Bone Mass and Microarchitecture Occur Early and Particularly Impact Postmenopausal Women. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Dec 27.
Katzman WB, Parimi N, Gladin A, Poltavskiy EA, Schafer AL, Long RK, Fan B, Wong SS, Lane NE. Sex differences in response to targeted kyphosis specific exercise and posture training in community-dwelling older adults: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Dec 04; 18(1):509.
Napoli N, Schwartz AV, Schafer AL, Vittinghoff E, Cawthon P, Parimi N, Orwoll E, Strotmeyer ES, Hoffman AR, Barrett-Connor E, Black DM. Vertebral Fracture Risk in Diabetic Elderly Men: The MrOS Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Sep 01.
Kim TY, Schwartz AV, Li X, Xu K, Black DM, Petrenko DM, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Posselt AM, Carter JT, Shoback DM, Schafer AL. Bone Marrow Fat Changes After Gastric Bypass Surgery Are Associated With Loss of Bone Mass. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Aug 09.
Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Schafer A, Long RK, Wong S, Gladin A, Fan B, Allaire B, Kado DM, Lane NE. Targeted spine strengthening exercise and posture training program to reduce hyperkyphosis in older adults: results from the study of hyperkyphosis, exercise, and function (SHEAF) randomized controlled trial. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Jul 08.
Okazaki N, Burghardt AJ, Chiba K, Schafer AL, Majumdar S. Bone microstructure in men assessed by HR-pQCT: Associations with risk factors and differences between men with normal, low, and osteoporosis-range areal BMD. Bone Rep. 2016 Dec; 5:312-319.
Napoli N, Schafer AL, Lui LY, Cauley JA, Strotmeyer ES, Le Blanc ES, Hoffman AR, Lee CG, Black DM, Schwartz AV. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and incident type 2 diabetes in older men, the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study. Bone. 2016 Sep; 90:181-4.