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G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D.

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  • 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

  • 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
  • Red Sash Teaching Awarad , Senior Medical Student Class, UAMS, 2015, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Houfek, J.F., Soltis-Vaughn, B.S., Atwood, J.R., Reiser, G.M., Schaefer, GB. Adult's Perceptions of Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing.. Appl. Nurs. Res. 2015 (28 (1)):25-30.
  • Journal Article, Zarate, Y.A., Bell, C., Schaefer, GB. Radioulnar Synostosis and Brain Abnormalities in a Patient with 17q21.31 Microdeletion Involving EFTUD2.. Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. 2015 (52(2)):237-9.
  • Journal Article, Burnside,R.D., Spudich, L., Rush, B., Kubendran, S., GB Schaefer . Secondary Complex Chromosome Rearrangement Identified by Chromosome Analysis and FISH Subsequent to SNP Array Annalysis Detection of an Unbalanced Derivative Chromosome 12.. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 2014 (142 (2)):129-133.
  • Journal Article, Zarate, Y.A., Lepard, T., Schaefer, GB., Collins, R.C. Cardiovascular and Genitourinary Anomalies in Patients with Duplications within the Williams Syndrome Critical Region; Phenotypic Expansion and Review of the Literature.. Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2014 (164A (8)):1998-2002.
  • Journal Article, Zarate, Y.A., Shur, N., Robinc, A., Garnica, A.D., Quintos, J.B., Schaefer, GB. Persistent Congenital Hyperinsulinism i Two Patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome due to Mosaic Uniparental Disomy 11p.. J. Pediatr. Endocrinol.Metab. 2014 (27 (9-10)):951-5.
  • Journal Article, Goyal. S., Uwaydat, S.H., Phillips, P.H., Schaefer, GB. Bilateral Familial Nevus of Ota.. J.Am. Assoc. Pediatr. Ophthal. Strabismus 2014 (18):609-610.
  • 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.

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