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G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D.

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  • Instructor, College of Health Related Professions
  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Section Chief, Genetics & Metabolism
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Committee for the Future Endowed Chair in Genetics


  • Genetics & Metabolism


  • Genetics

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-2971
    Fax: 501-364-1564
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • BS, University of Oklahoma, 1978
  • M.D., Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 1982


  • Fellow, Genetics, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 1984-1986
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, 1982-1984

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics (M.D.)
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Quantitative neuroimaging

Recent Honors

  • Reagents Appointed Endowed Chair: Munroe-Meyer/Scottish Rite Masonic Professor of Child Health 2001-2008, 2008
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Sophomore Medical Class UAMS, 2011
  • Red Sash Teaching Award, Senior Medical Class, UAMS, 2011
  • Invited Faculty Speaker, Medical School Convocation, 2013
  • Gold Sash Teaching Award, Senior Medical School Class, UAMS, 2013, 2013
  • Invited Faculty Speaker , UAMS Medical School Convocation, 2013, 2013
  • Gold Sash Teaching Award, Senior Medical School Class, UAMS, 2013, 2013
  • Paul R. Dyken Scholarship Lecture Genetics in Pediatric Neurology March 22, 2014, Southern Society of Pediatric Nuerology New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting, Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association Tulsa, OK, 2014
  • Red Sash Teaching Award, Senior Medical Student Class, UAMS 2014, 2014

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Sanmann,J.N., Schaefer, GB., Buehler,B.A., Sanger,W.G. Algorithmic Approach for Methyl-CpG Binding Protein 2 (MECP2) Gene Testing in Patients with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. 2012 27(3):364-54.
  • Journal Article, Rosenfeld, J.A., Traylor, R.N., Schaefer, GB., McPherson,E.W., Ballif, B.C., Klopocki, E., Mundlos, S., Shaffer, L., Aylsworth, A. S with the 1q21.1 Study Group: Proximal microdeletions and microduplications of 1q21.1 contribute to variable abnormal phenotypes.. European Journal of Human Genetics 2012 advance online publication, February 8;
  • Journal Article, Schaefer, GB., Deere,D. Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.. J.Ar.Med. Soc. 2011 108(2):38-40.
  • Journal Article, Clemens, P., Escolar, D.M., Leshner, R.T., Laforet, P., Pestronk, A., Wasserstein, M., van der Ploeg, A., Rosenbloom, B., Culper, E., Mengel, E., Hopkin, R., Casey, R., Charrow, J., Sillence, D., Lemieux, B., Sims, K., Scott, C.R., Durieu, I., Furby, A., Zagnoli, F., Barohn, R., Nations, S., Pyeritz, R., Edgar, T., Barship, B., Olsen, M., Tita, J., Schaefer, G.B., Aleck, K. Cardiovascular Abnormalities in Late-onset Pompe Disease and Response to Enzyme Replacement Therapy. Genet. Med. 2011 13(7):625-631.
  • Journal Article, Schaefer, GB. Letter to the Editor Re: ACMG Practice Guidelines and ACMG Standards and Guidelines, Genetics in Medicine. Genetics in Med 2010 July; 12(7):446 - 463 and 463 - 470.
  • Journal Article, Schaefer, GB; Starr L; Pickering D; Skar, G; DeHaai, K; Sanger, WG. Array CGH Findings in a Cohort Referred for an Autism Evaluation. J. Child Neurol 2010 25(12):1498 - 1503.
  • Journal Article, Johnston, JJ., Sapp, JC., Turner, JT., Amor, D., Aftimos, S., Kyrieckos, AA., Bocian, M., Bodurtha, JN., Cox, GF., Curry, CJ., Day, R., Donnai, D., Field, M., Fujowara, I., Gabbett, M., Gal, M., Graham, JM., Hedera, P., Hennekam, RCM., Hersh, JH., Hopkins, RJ., Jabs, EW., Kayserili, H., Kidd, AMJ., Kimonis, V., Linn, AE., Lynch, SA., Maisenbacher, M., Mansour, S., McGaughan, J., Laksmi, M., Murphy, H., Raygada, M., Robin, NH., Rope, AF., Rosenbaum, KN., Schaefer, GB., Shealy, A., Smith, W., Soller, M., Stalker, HJ., Steiner, B., Stephan, MJ., Tilstra, D., Tomkins, S., Trapane, P., Tsai, A., Van Allen, MI., Vasudevan, PC., Zabel, B., Zunich, J., Black, GCM., Biesecker, LG. Molecular Analysis Expands the Spectrum of Phenotypes Associated with GL13 Mutations. Hum Mut 2010 31:1142 - 1154.
  • Journal Article, Sannmann, JN., Bishay, DL., Starr, LJ., Bell, CA., Pickering, DL., Stevens, JM., Kahler, SG., Schaefer, GB., Sangar, WG. Characterization of Six Patients with MECP2 Duplications: Novel Insight into the Impact Size and Genetics Complexity on Phenotype. J Child Neurology 2010
  • Journal Article, Houfek JF., Atwood JR., Wolfe RM., Agrawal S., Reiser GM., Schaefer GB., Rennard SI. Knowledge and beliefs about genetics and smoking among visitors and staff at a health care facility. Pub Health Nursing 2008 25(1):77 - 87.
  • Journal Article, Mendelsohn NJ., Schaefer GB. Genetic evaluation of autism. Sem Ped Neurology 2008 15(1):27 - 31.

Recent Grant Awards

  • FY09-FY13 Recruitment Funds - SAF, ACHRI/ABI, 2008-07-01 00:00:00-2015-06-30 00:00:00
  • Heartland Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative, HRSA, 2012-06-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • Heartland Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative, HRSA, 5 H46MC24089-02-00, 2012-06-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • Heartland Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative, HRSA, 5 H46MC24089-03-00, 2012-06-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • Schaefer F&A Match, ACHRI, 2012-09-01 00:00:00-2015-06-30 00:00:00
  • Schaefer General Research Account, 2014-09-09 00:00:00-2021-12-31 00:00:00

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