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Robert E. Schaaf, MD, FACR

Robert E. Schaaf, MD, FACR

Former President & Managing Partner, Wake Radiology
President, Board Chairman, Curi – A Medical Mutual Company
President, North Carolina Medical Society

Dr. Robert Schaaf has been with Wake Radiology since 1980. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, he completed his internship, residency in diagnostic radiology and one year fellowship in neuroradiology at Duke University Medical Center following his graduation from Tufts University Medical School in Boston. Dr. Schaaf was Chief Resident at Duke and held academic appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1980 through 1994.

Dr. Schaaf now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Curi – A Medical Mutual Company, formally known as Medical Mutual Holdings, Medical Mutual Insurance Company and Medical Security Insurance company. He was first elected to the Medical Mutual Board of Directors in 1998. Dr. Schaaf served as Chairman of WakeMed’s radiology department before becoming Wake Radiology’s President and Managing Partner (1986 – 2013). He is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Dr. Schaaf is a Fellow and member of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), The American Medical Association (AMA),The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), and the Wake County Medical Society (WCMS). Dr. Schaaf is a member of the North Carolina Radiologic Society and a recipient of its Silver Medal for Distinguished Service.

In April of 2004, Dr. Schaaf was appointed by Governor Easley to the North Carolina Medical Care Commission and currently serves on the Executive Committee. In November 2018, Governor Cooper appointed Dr. Schaaf to the NC Radiation Protection Commission. Dr. Schaaf served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), the state’s largest physician organization with more than 12,000 members from 2004-2016 and served as President of NCMS 2014-2015. Dr. Schaaf was appointed to the Wake Forest University Law School Board of Visitors in 2012-2018.

In April 2015, Dr. Schaaf was presented with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor McCrory, one of the highest honors North Carolina can bestow to honor those who have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the State of North Carolina. In March 2019 Dr. Schaaf, was presented with the Silver Medal for distinguished and extraordinary service from the North Carolina Radiological Society, a statewide professional organization and chapter of the American College of Radiology.


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