Dr. Schainfeld began his medical training at the Western University of Health Sciences where he received his DO degree in 1984. In 1991, he served as a fellow in Vascular Medicine and Hypertension at Lahey Clinic and completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. After a national search, he joined the medical staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital having been recruited to serve as the Associate Director of Vascular Medicine.
Since his arrival to MGH, he has demonstrated his value and clinical expertise in vascular medicine. He is an integral member of the Interventional Cardiology Associates in the cardiac catheterization lab, where he serves as an interventional vascular medicine specialist performing a full-spectrum of endovascular procedures. He has developed a consultative Vascular Medicine service on the in-patient setting, and at the Vascular Center at MGH-West (Waltham). He is a regional expert in the diagnosis and management of atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease, venous thromboembolic disorders, vasculitis, vasospastic disease and uncommon, complex vascular disorders. He is frequently consulted by colleagues from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, e.g. cardiology, vascular surgery, nephrology, neurology, hematology/oncology, podiatry, rheumatology, orthopedics, and endocrinology. He participates in the multidisciplinary patent-foramen ovale (PFO) committee, where he renders his opinion in consultation for patients with cryptogenic stroke, PFO and May-Thurner syndrome. Most recently, he has integrated his expertise in endovenous ablation for chronic venous disorders at the MGH-Vascular Center lending his experience and skills in compression sclerotherapy and the medical management of patients with acute and chronic venous thromboembolic diseases.
Ana Gamboa Webelman has suffered four venous thromboembolic events, or deep vein blood clots, during her lifetime. The clots threatened to end her days as a runner until Robert Schainfeld, DO, and Stephan Wicky, MD, physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center, were able to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the clots - May-Thurner syndrome.
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