Michael Schaffer, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1976)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (1972)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1977)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (1979)
Fellowships:
  • SickKids Toronto , Pediatric Cardiology (1982)
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1987)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Gary Way Award, Department of Pediatrics (2012)
    Resident Teaching
  • Career Teaching Scholars Award, Department of Pediatrics (2010)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2008)

Teaching

  • Professor of Pediatrics (2000)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Syncope, Arrhythmias, Outreach Clinical Pediatric Cardiology

Publications

  • von Alvensleben JC, Schaffer M, Brateng C, Collins KK. Atrial undersensing secondary to quiet timer blanking in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jul;40(7):843-849. PubMed PMID: 28436549
  • Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus Persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic Properties and Clinical Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20. PubMed PMID: 26256551
  • Kang KT, Etheridge SP, Kantoch MJ, Tisma-Dupanovic S, Bradley DJ, Balaji S, Hamilton RM, Singh AK, Cannon BC, Schaffer MS, Potts JE, Sanatani S. Current management of focal atrial tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug;7(4):664-70. PubMed PMID: 25015944
  • Bartakian S, Fagan TE, Schaffer MS, Darst JR. Device closure of secundum atrial septal defects in children <15 kg: complication rates and indications for referral. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Nov;5(11):1178-84. PubMed PMID: 23174643
  • Villasenor M, Schaffer MS, Collins KK. Cryoablation for presumed atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in pediatric patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Nov;35(11):1319-25. PubMed PMID: 22946704

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

University Pediatric Heartcare of Western Colorado - Specialty Clinic
425 Patterson Road
Suite 603
Grand Junction, CO 81506
970-241-9694

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • National Jewish Health
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Parker Adventist Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology, Specialized Training (1989)
  • Electrophysiology, Specialized Training (1987)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
Clinical Interests
Murmurs, chest pain, palpitations, fainting and familial heart problems

Care Philosophy
I'm passionate about bringing State of the Art Pediatric Cardiology care to the outreaches of the Rocky Mountain region. It is a collaboration and cooperation of the patient, their family, the specialist, the PCP and local health care community and the children's school.

Personal Interests
I love bringing "State of the Art Pediatric Cardiology Care" to the outreaches of the Rocky Mountain Region

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1976)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (1972)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1977)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (1979)
Fellowships:
  • SickKids Toronto , Pediatric Cardiology (1982)
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1987)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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