Katherine Montag Schafer, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Katherine Montag Schafer


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Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic
1414 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106
United States


Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

PGY2 Specialized Residency, Ambulatory Care, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

PharmD, North Dakota State University

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Katherine Montag Schafer, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. She is a faculty member with the St. John's Family Medicine Residency Program and practices at Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic. She is a 2013 graduate from North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 and PGY2 training at Hennepin County Medical Center, specializing in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, in 2015.


Montag Schafer K, Keenan A. Why Warfarin Should Be Managed in Primary Care. Ann Fam Med. 2022;20(4):379-380. https://doi: 10.1370/afm.2828.

Montag Schafer K, Harris I, Lounsbery J, Philbrick AM, Moon J. Shifts in pharmacists’ responsibilities in family medicine residency programs during COVID-19. Innov Pharm. 2022;13(1):15. https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v13i1.4559.

Montag Schafer K, Hunt K. Extra Protection? Finerenone Use in Patients with Type 2 DM and CKD. iForumRx.org. February 25, 2022. Available at: https://iforumrx.org/extra-protection-finerenone/

Montag Schafer K, Pratt R, Ricco J, Brown KM. “Can we have a little humanity here?”: Patient perspectives on the introduction of standardized opiate prescribing processes for the management of chronic pain in primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2022;105(7):2404-2409.

Tepolt F, Budd J, Montag Schafer K. Standardization of Medication Inventory in Outpatient Family Medicine. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021;S1544-3191(21)00099-6. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2021.03.001.

Stewart H, Montag Schafer K, Brown K. 67-year-old man • upper extremity pain & edema • recent diagnosis of heart failure • Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2020;69(9):466-468.

Harper PG, Montag Schafer K, Van Riper K, Justesen K, Ramer T, Wicks C, Budd J. Team-Based Approach to Improving Medication Reconciliation Rates in Family Medicine Residency Clinics. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021;61(1):e46-e52. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2020.08.007. Epub 2020 Sep 10.

Montag Schafer K, Brandt E, Brown K. What strategies influence patient satisfaction with physician communication when prescribing chronic opioid therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(1):16-17.

Brown K, Montag Schafer K, Keenan A. In patients prescribed chronic opioids for pain management, do pill counts prevent diversion? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018; 21(8):51.

Montag Schafer K. The ZOE trials - herpes zoster recombinant subunit vaccine - Time to upgrade! iForumRx.org August 28, 2018. Available at: https://iforumrx.org/commentary/zoe-trials-herpes-zoster-recombinant-subunit-vaccine-time-upgrade

Montag Schafer K, Redit S. Assessment of perceived barriers to herpes zoster vaccination among geriatric primary care providers. Pharmacy. 2016; 4(4): 30. 

Schafer KM, Gionfriddo MR, Boehm DH. Shared decision making and medication therapy management with the use of an interactive template. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016;56(2):166-72.

Schafer KM, Reidt S. Herpes zoster vaccine in the long-term care setting: a clinical and logistical conundrum. Consult Pharm. 2016;31(1):33-7.

Schafer KM, Reidt S. Evidence and barriers for herpes zoster vaccine in the long term care setting. Topics in Geriatric Medicine and Medical Direction. 2015;36(5):1-4.

Altstadt A, Aragon B, Montag K, McCann M. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: effective therapy, potential risks. Minnesota Health Care News. 2014; 12(12):16-19.