Title: Doctor, Professor
Company: WellSpan Health
Location: Rockville Centre, New York, United States
Robert R. Schade, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Doctor at WellSpan Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in gastroenterology and medicine.
Dr. Schade’s storied career in medicine put him at the forefront of medical breakthroughs in the fields of liver transplant and liver disease. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York in 1969 and his medical doctorate from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1973. Dr. Schade went on to serve as an intern and a resident in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago from 1973 to 1976. He was a fellow in the Liver Disease Unit at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut from 1976 to 1978 and a fellow in gastroenterology at Yale from 1978 to 1980.
Dr. Schade is a current gastroenterologist with WellSpan Health and a professor of medicine and chief of GI at Augusta University, a position he has held for 18 years. In his career, he also worked as an attending physician at multiple hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as an associate and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He has been a member of the editorial board and a gastroenterology & endoscopy news editor for Digestive Diseases and Sciences since 1989 and has contributed to several books, articles and professional journals.
Dr. Schade attributes his career success to the mentorship that he received during his journey and believes his time studying and practicing academic medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and serving as the chief of GI at the Medical College of Georgia have made a difference. He is incredibly proud of working with the Transplant Program at the University of Pittsburgh and being at the forefront of liver transplant research. He presented papers about his experience with liver transplants for chair sessions and national meetings. He also has three daughters and five grandchildren together with his spouse Rosann, whom he married in 1972. He is a fellow with the American College of Physicians and with the American College of Gastroenterology, a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the Midwest Gut Club, along with the American Gastroenterology Association and others. Dr. Schade has been previously featured in the Who’s Who in America 2000 and multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World.
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