Don M. Schaffer, MD, a Pediatrician with Pediatrics of Greater Houston

Get to know Pediatrician Dr. Don M. Schaffer, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Schaffer is a caring and compassionate pediatrician with Pediatrics of Greater Houston. He offers primary medical care for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Pediatrics of Greater Houston provides high quality medical care for children including physical exams, immunizations, and treatments for illnesses. The Houston-area pediatricians, nurses, and staff use the latest technology to provide the best quality care to young patients.

Locally, Dr. Schaffer is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, Woman’s Health Kingwood, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Pediatrics at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Alongside his clinical role, he serves as a Clinical Instructor within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Born and raised in Houston, Dr. Schaffer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in 1976. He then went on to perform his internship and residency in pediatrics at the same educational venue in 1977 and 1980, respectively. 

A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The mission of the ABP is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. Pediatricians provide medical care to people ranging in age from newborns to young adults. They are trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses through all of their developmental stages, as they grow and mature.

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Schaffer is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), and On-Time Doctor Award (2018).

On a more personal note, he speaks both English and Spanish.

Learn More about Dr. Don M. Schaffer:

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Pediatrics of Greater Houston, 


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