Dr. Liudmila Schafer, MD, FACP, is a board-certified and award-winning medical oncologist, an Associate Professor of Medicine, #1 Best Seller Author of the book “The Other Side of Oncology,” Forbes contributor, Podcast and TV host on ABC15, a certified Teacher-Scholar in cancer education, principal investigator, founder and CEO of The Doctor Connect consultancy specializing in Global Impact Strategy, all-in-one media solution to companies, organizations, and physicians-entrepreneurs so they can marry their credentials with their passions and use the media as a tool to “define” rather than “label” their mission.
For three decades, she has pursued hard-fought advances in her passion, finding avenues for progression as a female oncologist and clinical researcher. Growing up and starting a career outside of the United States, she understands health disparities and offers strategic knowledge that empowers people with personal enrichment, leadership, and lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Schafer served on many national and institutional committees, including the Membership Committee and the Executive Council of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), Women’s Faculty Development Caucus Mentoring Committee (WFDC) for medical students and faculty, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). As a medical trainee and healthcare professional mentor, she laid the groundwork for a physician’s education curriculum in hematology/oncology. Dr. Schafer also served as principal investigator and co-investigator for clinical trials and holds certification in Translational Research, and a teaching scholar in cancer education.
She has published work in peer-to-peer journals has been featured on regional and national television, including Bloomberg, Forbes.com, NBC, FOX4, YAHOO/life, News Ticker, The List, Verywell Health, BestLife, Eat This Not That, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global, among few.
Her philosophy is to end “labeling” and promote equality, especially in healthcare, business, and leadership.