Matthew Schaefer, D.O.

Joined San Antonio Kidney In 2007
Matthew Schaefer, D.O. - San Antonio Kidney

Matthew E. Schaefer, DO, is board-certified in general nephrology, diagnostic and interventional nephrology, and internal medicine, and is a vascular interpreter of diagnostic medical sonography. He practices internal medicine, nephrology, and vascular access out of our North Central Clinic and in the Vascular Access Center. He has medical privileges at several San Antonio hospitals, including Baptist Health System, Nix Health Care System, Methodist Healthcare System, and Christus Santa Rosa Health System.

A native of Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Schaefer remained in his home state throughout his extensive medical education. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, as well as a doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University. He then attended medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology. Dr. Schaefer worked at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, and later joined San Antonio Kidney Disease Physicians Group in 2007.

Dr. Schaefer is a member of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, the Renal Physicians Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Texas Medical Association. He is also a member of the executive board of the San Antonio Kidney Disease Center. He resides with his wife in San Antonio.

Undergraduate Degree
  • Truman State University, 2002
Medical Degree
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2002
Internal Medicine Internship
  • University of Missouri, 2003
Internal Medicine Residency
  • University of Missouri, 2005
Nephrology Fellowship
  • University of Missouri, 2007
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology: 2017
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Missouri State Medical Association
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Renal Physician Association
Honors & Awards
  • Selected to attend the “Leaders in Nephrology” Conference – Laguna Beach, 2006
  • Advanced Physical Diagnosis Preceptor o the Years, UMC, 2005
  • Elected Councilor for the House Staff Organization, UMC, 2005 - 2006
  • Elected Councilor for the Resident Council for Internal medicine, UMC, 2005 - 2007
  • Resident Scholarship Award to attend the American Society of Nephrology, 2003
  • Extra Mile Award- Department of Internal Medicine, UMC, 2002
  • Awarded the Preferred Merchants Scholarship at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999 - 2002
  • Presidential Dean’s List at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1999 - 2002

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Dr. Schaefer is a Winner of The Healthgrades Honor Roll & Castle Connolly Top Doctor Awards
Ranked one of 316 of the most highly recommended physicians in San Antonio by San Antonio Magazine

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