Meet the Chiefs

Joseph Schaffer, M.D.

Joseph Schaffer, MD

Joseph Schaffer, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is Chief of the Division of Gynecology. Dr. Schaffer’s clinical interests include fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and urogynecology. His research interests include childbirth-related pelvic floor injury, non-surgical and surgical management of prolapse and incontinence, pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Schaffer received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1987 and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1991. He held a fellowship in Advanced Pelvic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1991 to 1992 and completed a preceptorship in Urodynamics and Urogynecology at King's College Hospital in 1992. Among his honors are an Outstanding Faculty Award and the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

Barry Schwarz, M.D.

Barry Schwarz, MD

Barry Schwarz, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is Chief of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Generalists. Dr. Schwarz is also the Chief of Service for Family Planning at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is a frequent lecturer on the topics of contraception, menopause, and vaginitis.

Dr. Schwarz received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1968. He completed residencies at Dallas Veterans Hospital in Medicine in 1969 and at UT Southwestern in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1972. Dr. Schwarz completed a research fellowship in gynecologic endocrinology in 1974.