Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Radiology
Breast Imaging

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
PhD, University of Kansas

Expertise includes: Thoracic imaging; Breast imaging; Educational methodology; Interactive teaching methods; Digital teaching methods.

2010 American Board of Radiology: Distinguished Service Award
2010 Radiological Society of North America: Outstanding Educator of the Year
2009 Association of University Radiologists: Whitley Award (Education Scholarship)
2007 Association of University Radiologists: Stauffer Award (Education Scholarship)
2006 Academy at Harvard Medical School: Outstanding Tutor Award
2005 Association of University Radiologists: Stauffer Award (Education Scholarship)
2004 American Association of Women Radiologists: Professional Leadership Award
2004 Association of University Radiologists: Whitley Award (Education Scholarship)
2001 Rabkin Program, Harvard University: Senior Fellow in Medical Education
2000 Bok Center, Harvard University: Discussion Group Leadership
1999 Harvard Macy Institute: Program in Medical Education
1999 Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Leaders in Medical Education
1998 American Association of Medical Colleges: Women's Leadership Conference
1982 Medical Honor Society: Alpha Omega Alpha
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Shaffer K. Can Machine Learning Be Used to Generate a Model to Improve Management of High-Risk Breast Lesions? Radiology. 2018 03; 286(3):819-821. PMID: 29461953.
  2. Paul DK, Castro-Aragon I, Tannenbaum A, LeBedis C, Gupta A, Shaffer K, Kadom N. Film-Based Teaching Cases: Ditch or Digitize? J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Feb; 15(2):343-345.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29079251.
  3. 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; PMCID: PMC4808571; DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2015.12.012;.
  4. 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; DOI: 10.1002/ca.22445;.
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24280854; DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000054;.
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24029065; DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.07.012;.
  7. 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; DOI: 10.1002/ca.22264;.
  8. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.prp.2012.02.010;.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22305697; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2011.07.001;.
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1002/ca.21194;.
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chest CT

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