Family Medicine Residency Program

Matthew C. Schaffer, MD

Director of Curriculum Development


Dr. Matt Schaffer graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia, where he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He then completed his residency in Family Medicine at UPMC St. Margaret and served as Chief Resident during his final year. In 2013, he received the peer-selected "Best Teacher Award." He completed additional fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at UPMC St. Margaret. He is board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Since joining the faculty at UPMC St. Margaret, Dr. Schaffer has contributed to new rotational initiatives as the Director of Curriculum Development. Dr. Schaffer maintains active practice in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and he serves as the team and school district physician for Fox Chapel Area School District.

Dr. Schaffer and his wife Julia, also a physician, were thrilled to become new parents in 2016, as they welcomed their daughter into the St. Margaret family.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Schaffer enjoys running, soccer, music, eating, traveling, and spending time with his family.


Board Certified in Family Medicine


UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC St. Margaret Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Virginia School of Medicine


University of Virginia School of Medicine