Pascha Schafer

Chief Quality Officer

Pascha Schafer

Chief Quality Officer

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Other Duties

Associate Chief Medical Officer

Bio

Dr. Schafer completed her undergraduate degree at Augusta State University before earning her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). She continued her training at MCG with an internship and residency in internal medicine, where she also served as chief medical resident. She went on to complete her fellowship in cardiology at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. In 2012, Dr. Schafer returned to Augusta to join the faculty at what is now the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She practices invasive, non-interventional cardiology and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. She is currently the Medical Director for the Cardiac Care Unit at Augusta University Health, and her areas of clinical focus include cardiac intensive care, echocardiography and general cardiology in the in- and outpatient setting. She is a member of AOA Medical Honor Society and the American College of Cardiology, where she is active at the state and national level, particularly regarding healthcare advocacy. She is also the proud mother of four beautiful daughters.

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Education

  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 2005

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Augusta State University, 2001

Certifications

  • FACC American College of Cardiology, 2016

  • General Cardiology American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2012

  • Echocardiography National Board of Echocardiography, 2012

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Medical Degree Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners, 2008

  • PHY Comp St Brd of Med Examiners, 2008

  • North Carolina 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Clinical Alarm Management Team - Outstanding Team Work Award - Nominee Augusta University Employee Advisory Council, 2016

  • Division of Cardiology Outstanding Team Work Award - Nominee Augusta University Employee Advisory Council, 2016

  • Leadership Academy - Cohort II American College of Cardiology, 2016

  • 2015 Medical College of Georgia Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate, 2015

  • Emerging Advocates Program American College of Cardiology, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RCAR 5000

    Cardiology
  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 1
  • RMED 5000

    Medicine
  • GMED 5011

    Medicine Sub-I

Teaching Interests

She has a strong interest in medical education, and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Novel Method For Distinguishing Intrapulmonary Shunting from Interatrial Shunting Based on the 'Ramping Up' Pattern of Bubble Appearance in the Left Heart, 2015
  • “Significance of ST Elevation in Often Overlooked Lead aVR.”, 2013
  • Cost Effectiveness of Radial Access for Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention, 2012
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Drug-eluting versus Bare Metal Stents in Clinical Practice, 2011
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Cost Effectiveness of Drug Eluting Stent vs. Bare Metal Stent in Clinical Practice: A Subgroup Analysis, 2011
    Other

Department Service

  • Internal Medicine Residency Program 2014 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group 2013 - 2013

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Health Policy Interest Group 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group 2013 - Present

    Role: Other
  • AMWA - Biannual Tea 2012 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Medical Executive Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Credentials Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Endocrinology Chief Search Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Alarm Management Working Group 2014 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Garrison Speaker Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • CardioRenal Medicine Journal 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article