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Heidi Maree Schaefer, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine

4.9 4.9 359 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Kidney Transplantation
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Board Certificates

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


MD - University of Cincinnati, 1998
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1999


Vanderbilt Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program
Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 2501A
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Very kind, gave good answers to medical issues, listened - good visit & helped a lot.
Patient | December 12, 2017

I do recommend her. I do look forward to my visits. I mostly look forward to her spark of _____.
Patient | October 11, 2017

Dr. Schaefer is an excellent doctor.
Patient | October 5, 2017

Patient | October 2, 2017

Every provider I have at Vanderbilt has given me excellent care.
Patient | September 30, 2017

She always courteous and straight forward and I like that. #1. Heidi Schaefer MD.
Patient | September 28, 2017

Very good experience
Patient | September 19, 2017

She is the best. Dr. Schaefer has saved my life.
Patient | September 12, 2017

Have had a wonderful experience. Impressed with the dr. and hospital experience. Would highly recommend.
Patient | September 12, 2017

I would follow Dr. Heidi my care provider to what ever hospital she goes to. she is special
Patient | August 21, 2017

Dr. Schaefer and support staff are knowledgeable, professional and engaged in my visit as a concerned group determined to assist me.
Patient | August 1, 2017

She is the best!
Patient | July 24, 2017

I have a very good care provider. I have a lot of confidence in her!!
Patient | July 21, 2017

Patient | July 17, 2017

The scale is not high enough to rate Dr. Heidi. She is the best doctor I have ever had. I trust my life with her. I live two hours away and would not go anywhere else for care. She is such an asset to the Clinic. she has provided the best care for me the last ten years.
Patient | July 2, 2017

very good service
Patient | June 28, 2017

Heidi is the most amazing doctor.she is so supportive and keeps me super healthy
Patient | June 26, 2017

Patient | June 16, 2017

I have so much confidence in Dr. Schaefer. I always look forward to seeing her.
Patient | June 13, 2017

Patient | June 2, 2017

Patient | May 17, 2017

Dr. Schaefer is always very personable. Doesn't seem in a rush, really listens, and answers questions. I'm so glad she has been my transplant doctor.
Patient | May 16, 2017

#1. Mrs. Heidi M. Schaefer, MD.
Patient | May 11, 2017

Dr. Heidi Schaeffer is an EXCELLENT care provider! I am very confident in her abilities.
Patient | May 9, 2017

Excellent physician - Is very current with therapy.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Dr. Schaefer, has helped me through my post transplant immensely. She is the best.
Patient | April 26, 2017

Very good experience with my care provider she is a very good dr.
Patient | March 24, 2017

I had a kidney transplant in 1999, and spent the next 8 years in the Far East.I returned to the US in 2007 and sought medical care at Vanderbilt and was extremely fortunate to have Dr Schaefer assigned as my primary physician .She has remained my physician up to the current date, and consider myself fortunate to have her.
Patient | March 20, 2017

#10. If I could give her a score HIGHER than 5, I would do so!
Patient | February 28, 2017