Photo of Allison M. Schafer, D.O.

Allison M. Schafer, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
  • Looking for a Physician?

    This faculty member is also
    a practicing physician at UConn Health.

    Learn more >

Dr. Allison Schafer grew up in North Carolina and attended Mars Hill College where she was the captain of the women’s basketball team. She obtained her medical degree at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg VA and from there traveled to Knoxville TN where she completed her Family Medicine Residency training at the University of Tennessee. Her love of musculoskeletal medicine took her to the University of Connecticut where she completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Following this, she practiced briefly in Tennessee before returning to UConn.

Growing up as an athlete helped her realize the importance of exercise for both mind and body. Her passions include treating musculoskeletal issues in everyone from the weekend warrior to elite athletes. Her training as both a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician allows her to treat the patient as a whole and take multiple comorbidities into consideration during treatment. Dr. Schafer’s philosophy follows this model as she implores the patient to become a vital member of the team.

As part of UConn’s Musculoskeletal Institute and the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship, Dr. Schafer provides treatment of a variety of non-operative conditions. She has been trained to perform diagnostic, musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as ultrasound guided injections. She is also a team physician for the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Schafer is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Mars Hill CollegeBiology
D.O.Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic MedicineOsteopathic Medicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of Tennessee Memorial HospitalFamily Medicine (Chief 2016)
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicinePrimary Care Sports Medicine

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Local Service Humanitarian Project Grant, Concussion Awareness EventAmerican Society of Sports Medicine
Faculty of the Year Award, Family Medicine NomineeQuillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
James V. White Resident Research AwardUniversity of Tennessee
Captain Women's Basketball TeamMars Hill College
SAC All-Conference Basketball TeamSouthern Atlantic Conference

Overuse injuries, sports-related injuries including sport-related concussion, musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and ultrasound-guided injections.