Dr. Schaffer is Technology and Systems Chief in the Adult Reconstruction Section and leads the Advanced Operative Technology Group in the Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include the treatment of arthritic knees and the application of new technologies in surgical care. Dr. Schaffer is an active member of many professional societies including the American College of Physician Executives, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Society for Quality and the American Medical Informatics Association. He is an elected fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is also active with public safety forces including his services to his community as an on-call firefighter and police department surgeon. A frequent lecturer at regional, national and international information technology and medical meetings, Schaffer has authored more than 125 articles, book chapters and textbooks. In addition, he has developed a number of multimedia programs and computer software applications on patient outcomes, process engineering and patient education. He and his teams have received several awards for medical Web site development. Dr. Schaffer is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Affiliated Hospitals in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and a research fellowship at Children's Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schaffer also holds a Master's in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Prior to his appointment at The Cleveland Clinic, he was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. At Harvard, Dr. Schaffer was also Associate Director of the Decision Systems Group, a medical informatics laboratory and Chief Executive Officer of Harmonie Group, Inc., a software company spun off from the laboratory with external funding.