Elizabeth Leitzer, family nurse practitioner

"I enjoy nursing for the versatility and opportunities to serve the community. Working with pediatric patients is especially rewarding to me and I enjoy interacting with children as well as working with families. I truly enjoy my career."

Elizabeth Schafer, FNP

(757) 668-9327

College: Towson University

Graduate school: George Washington University


Schafer has spent most of her career working with pediatric patients, but also has experience with adults.

After earning a bachelor's degree in deaf studies from Towson University, she received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland. She worked as a nurse for nine years, mostly in the pediatric intensive care unit, before becoming a nurse practitioner.

She began her career as a nurse practitioner at Children’s National Medical Center in pediatric oncology and then moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and worked in ENT caring for pediatric and adult patients.

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
  • Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
(757) 668-9327