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Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentRadiology
DivisionBreast Imaging
Address820 Harrison Ave
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-6598
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6488-6988
 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
1982Medical Honor Society: Alpha Omega Alpha
1998American Association of Medical Colleges: Women's Leadership Conference
1999Harvard Macy Institute: Program in Medical Education
1999Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Leaders in Medical Education
2000Bok Center, Harvard University: Discussion Group Leadership
2001Rabkin Program, Harvard University: Senior Fellow in Medical Education
2004American Association of Women Radiologists: Professional Leadership Award
2004Association of University Radiologists: Whitley Award (Education Scholarship)
2005Association of University Radiologists: Stauffer Award (Education Scholarship)
2006Academy at Harvard Medical School: Outstanding Tutor Award
2007Association of University Radiologists: Stauffer Award (Education Scholarship)
2009Association of University Radiologists: Whitley Award (Education Scholarship)
2010Radiological Society of North America: Outstanding Educator of the Year
2010American Board of Radiology: Distinguished Service Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise includes: Thoracic imaging; Breast imaging; Educational methodology; Interactive teaching methods; Digital teaching methods.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • breast
  • chest CT
  • education
  • mammography
  • thoracic
 Publications
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  1. Pujol S, Baldwin M, Nassiri J, Kikinis R, Shaffer K. Using 3D Modeling Techniques to Enhance Teaching of Difficult Anatomical Concepts. Acad Radiol. 2016 Apr; 23(4):507-16. PMID: 26897601.
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  2. Spentzouris G, Zandian A, Cesmebasi A, Kinsella CR, Muhleman M, Mirzayan N, Shirak M, Tubbs RS, Shaffer K, Loukas M. The clinical anatomy of the inferior vena cava: a review of common congenital anomalies and considerations for clinicians. Clin Anat. 2014 Nov; 27(8):1234-43. PMID: 25042045.
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  3. Eisenstein A, Vaisman L, Johnston-Cox H, Gallan A, Shaffer K, Vaughan D, O'Hara C, Joseph L. Integration of basic science and clinical medicine: the innovative approach of the cadaver biopsy project at the Boston University School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2014 Jan; 89(1):50-3. PMID: 24280854.
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  4. Arya R, Morrison T, Zumwalt A, Shaffer K. Making education effective and fun: stations-based approach to teaching radiology and anatomy to third-year medical students. Acad Radiol. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1311-8. PMID: 24029065.
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  5. Loukas M, Hulsberg P, Tubbs RS, Kapos T, Wartmann CT, Shaffer K, Moxham BJ. The tori of the mouth and ear: a review. Clin Anat. 2013 Nov; 26(8):953-60. PMID: 23959969.
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  6. Carbo AR, Blanco PG, Graeme-Cooke F, Misdraji J, Kappler S, Shaffer K, Goldsmith JD, Berzin T, Leffler D, Najarian R, Sepe P, Kaplan J, Pitman M, Goldman H, Pelletier S, Hayward JN, Shields HM. Revitalizing pathology laboratories in a gastrointestinal pathophysiology course using multimedia and team-based learning techniques. Pathol Res Pract. 2012 May 15; 208(5):300-5. PMID: 22464153.
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  7. Hirsch AE, Handal R, Daniels J, Levin-Epstein R, Denunzio NJ, Dillon J, Shaffer K, Bishop PM. Quantitatively and qualitatively augmenting medical student knowledge of oncology and radiation oncology: an update on the impact of the oncology education initiative. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Feb; 9(2):115-20. PMID: 22305697.
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  8. Loukas M, Bellary SS, Kuklinski M, Ferrauiola J, Yadav A, Shoja MM, Shaffer K, Tubbs RS. The lymphatic system: a historical perspective. Clin Anat. 2011 Oct; 24(7):807-16. PMID: 21544873.
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  9. Kerfoot BP, Shaffer K, McMahon GT, Baker H, Kirdar J, Kanter S, Corbett EC, Berkow R, Krupat E, Armstrong EG. Online "spaced education progress-testing" of students to confront two upcoming challenges to medical schools. Acad Med. 2011 Mar; 86(3):300-6. PMID: 21248600.
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  10. Uppal K, Tubbs RS, Matusz P, Shaffer K, Loukas M. Meckel's diverticulum: a review. Clin Anat. 2011 May; 24(4):416-22. PMID: 21322060.
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  11. Petrie A, Tubbs RS, Matusz P, Shaffer K, Loukas M. Obturator hernia: anatomy, embryology, diagnosis, and treatment. Clin Anat. 2011 Jul; 24(5):562-9. PMID: 21322061.
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  12. Zumwalt AC, Lufler RS, Monteiro J, Shaffer K. Building the body: active learning laboratories that emphasize practical aspects of anatomy and integration with radiology. Anat Sci Educ. 2010 May-Jun; 3(3):134-40. PMID: 20496434.
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  13. Shaffer K, Ng JM, Hirsh DA. An integrated model for radiology education: development of a year-long curriculum in imaging with focus on ambulatory and multidisciplinary medicine. Acad Radiol. 2009 Oct; 16(10):1292-301. PMID: 19596595.
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  14. Lui YW, Shaffer K, Feng X. Radiology in urban China: poised on the world's stage and face to face with new challenges. J Am Coll Radiol. 2009 Jun; 6(6):451-4. PMID: 19467493.
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  15. Shields HM, Shaffer K, O'farrell RP, Travers R, Hayward JN, Becker LS, Lauwers GY. Gastrointestinal manifestations of dermatologic disorders. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Sep; 5(9):1010-7; quiz 1005-6. PMID: 17825768.
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  16. Fielding JR, Major NM, Mullan BF, Neutze JA, Shaffer K, Wilcox CB, Paynter L, Pisano ED. Choosing a specialty in medicine: female medical students and radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Apr; 188(4):897-900. PMID: 17377020.
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  17. Ganske I, Su T, Loukas M, Shaffer K. Teaching methods in anatomy courses in North American medical schools the role of radiology. Acad Radiol. 2006 Aug; 13(8):1038-46. PMID: 16843858.
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  18. Huang AH, Shaffer K. Case 93: thoracic splenosis. Radiology. 2006 Apr; 239(1):293-6. PMID: 16567490.
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  19. Shaffer K. Radiology education in the digital era. Radiology. 2005 May; 235(2):359-60. PMID: 15858078.
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  20. Mullins ME, Lieberman G, Shaffer K, Novelline RA. Factors to consider in the revision of educational objectives for medical students in radiology clerkships. J Am Coll Radiol. 2005 Jan; 2(1):55-60. PMID: 17411761.
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  21. Lewis PJ, Shaffer K. Developing a national medical student curriculum in radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2005 Jan; 2(1):8-11. PMID: 17411753.
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  22. Su TJ, Shaffer K. Reinventing the apprenticeship: the hot seat in the digital era. Acad Radiol. 2004 Nov; 11(11):1300-7. PMID: 15561580.
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  23. Shaffer K. Teaching anatomy in the digital world. N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 23; 351(13):1279-81. PMID: 15385652.
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  24. Shaffer K, Small JE. Blended learning in medical education: use of an integrated approach with web-based small group modules and didactic instruction for teaching radiologic anatomy. Acad Radiol. 2004 Sep; 11(9):1059-70. PMID: 15350588.
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  25. Janicek MJ, Demetri G, Janicek MR, Shaffer K, Fauci MA. Dynamic infrared imaging of newly diagnosed malignant lymphoma compared with Gallium-67 and Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2003 Dec; 2(6):571-8. PMID: 14640768.
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  26. Ebert B, Shaffer K, Rennke H. Some unusual paraneoplastic syndromes. Case 4. Paraneoplastic nephrotic syndrome in a patient with lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jul 1; 21(13):2624-5. PMID: 12829687.
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  27. Brown JR, Wieczorek TJ, Shaffer K, Salgia R. Small-cell cancers, and an unusual reaction to chemotherapy. Case 1. Extrapulmonary small-cell carcinoma arising in the prostate. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jun 15; 21(12):2437-8. PMID: 12805344.
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  28. Irie HY, Jaklitsch MT, Shaffer K, Weinstein M, Salgia R. Unusual problems in breast cancer and a rare lung cancer case. Case 4. Primary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jun 1; 21(11):2220-2. PMID: 12775751.
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  29. Durfee SM, Jain S, Shaffer K. Incorporating electronic media into medical student education: a survey of AMSER members on computer and web use in radiology courses. Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2003 Feb; 10(2):205-10. PMID: 12583573.
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  30. Ebert BL, Niemierko E, Shaffer K, Salgia R. Use of temozolomide with other cytotoxic chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with recurrent brain metastases from lung cancer. Oncologist. 2003; 8(1):69-75. PMID: 12604733.
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  31. Diller L, Medeiros Nancarrow C, Shaffer K, Matulonis U, Mauch P, Neuberg D, Tarbell NJ, Litman H, Garber J. Breast cancer screening in women previously treated for Hodgkin's disease: a prospective cohort study. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Apr 15; 20(8):2085-91. PMID: 11956269.
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  32. Morag E, Lieberman G, Volkan K, Shaffer K, Novelline R, Lang EV. Clinical competence assessment in radiology: introduction of an objective structured clinical examination in the medical school curriculum. Acad Radiol. 2001 Jan; 8(1):74-81. PMID: 11201460.
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  33. Samuel S, Shaffer K. Profile of medical student teaching in radiology: teaching methods, staff participation, and rewards. Acad Radiol. 2000 Oct; 7(10):868-74. PMID: 11048883.
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  34. Janicek MJ, Shaffer K. Manifestations of toxic lung effects on Ga-67 scans in aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with high-dose CHOP chemotherapy. Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Sep; 25(9):734-5. PMID: 10983770.
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  35. Shaffer K. Role of radiology for imaging and biopsy of solitary pulmonary nodules. Chest. 1999 Dec; 116(6 Suppl):519S-522S. PMID: 10619523.
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  36. Smith D, Shaffer K, Kirn D, Canellos GP, Mauch PM, Shulman LN. Mediastinal large cell lymphoma: prognostic significance of CT findings at presentation and after treatment. Oncology. 1998 Jul-Aug; 55(4):284-8. PMID: 9663416.
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  37. Smith DN, Shaffer K, Patz EF. Imaging features of nonmyxomatous primary neoplasms of the heart and pericardium. Clin Imaging. 1998 Jan-Feb; 22(1):15-22. PMID: 9421650.
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  38. Shaffer K. Radiologic evaluation in lung cancer: diagnosis and staging. Chest. 1997 Oct; 112(4 Suppl):235S-238S. PMID: 9337295.
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  39. Burkhardt JH, Sunshine JH, Shaffer KA. The employment market for 1996 diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology graduates: training program directors' point of view. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1997 Aug; 169(2):333-7. PMID: 9242732.
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  40. Shaffer K. Imaging and medical staging of lung cancer. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1997 Apr; 11(2):197-213. PMID: 9137966.
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  41. Robbins AH, Vincent ME, Shaffer K, Maietta R, Srinivasan MK. Radiology reports: assessment of a 5,000-word speech recognizer. Radiology. 1988 Jun; 167(3):853-5. PMID: 3363152.
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