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Heidi M. Schaefer MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Adult Solid Organ Transplant

Areas of Expertise

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Nephrology


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501
Nashville, TN 37232


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Cincinnati, 1998
  • Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1999
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001
  • Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Schaefer continues to be one of the best physicians I have ever had.
April 24, 2024
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Dr. Schaefer is truly exceptional! From the moment I entered the doors to the office, I felt welcomed, cared for, and completely at ease. Dr. Schaefer has gone above and beyond to be sure that my complete health and wellness have been made first priority. I hate that I have to move and return to my local doctor, I am so impressed by her demeanor and intuitiveness. The entire staff is wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Schaefer to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and brilliant doctor!
April 10, 2024
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Love my Dr & NP!! I have a great team & always feel comfortable talking with them. They always genuienly show care & concern, never forced or fake.
April 4, 2024
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Dr Schaefer is exceptional and always clear in communication and explanation. She is always aware of my medical needs and my health situation. Great visit.
March 22, 2024
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Dr Schaefer is the best doctor I have had (and I have had many during my chronic illness) She's very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I have recommended her to others and will continue to in the future.
March 8, 2024
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The care provider was very engaging.
February 22, 2024
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The Assistant Fellow was great. Very thorough. Great job. Dr Heidi is the BEST. She always does a great job and has taken very good care of me for 17 years.
February 6, 2024
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January 11, 2024
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Dr. Heidi is a gifted care provider. It is rare to find a person so intelligent that is also compassionate. She is the whole package. I wish everyone could have a doctor like her
December 22, 2023
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