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Kitt Shaffer MD PhD

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Kitt Shaffer MD PhD's Profile

Dr. Shaffer is a Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Radiology Education at Boston Medical Center.

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS     BA                 1976                 Biology
Tufts University, Boston, MA                    MD                 1983                 Medicine
University of Kansas, KC, MO                    PhD               1983                 Anatomy

Academic Appointments:

1976-1977         Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Biology, Kansas State Univ. KS
1979-1981         Graduate Teaching Assistant in Anatomy, University of Kansas, KC, KS
1989-1996         Instructor in Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
1996-1998         Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology,
                            Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
1998-2001         Assistant Professor of Radiology,
                            Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2002-2008         Associate Professor of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA
2008-               Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston Univ. School of Medicine, MA

Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments:
1988-1989         Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
1989-1993         Radiologist, Div. of Thoracic Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
1991-2000         Radiologist, Div. of Mammography, Brigham & Women's Hosp., MA
1992-2005         Radiologist, Div. of Oncoradiology, Dana Farber Cancer Inst., Boston, MA
2005-2008         Radiologist, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
2005-2008         Consultant in Medical Education, Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
2008-               Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology,
                            Boston University School of Medicine, MA

Other Professional Positions and Major Visiting Appointments:
2001           Visiting Professor in Radiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
2002-2003   Visiting Professor in Radiology, Boston University Radiology residency
                      program, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
2003           Visiting Professor in Radiology, Dartmouth Radiology residency program,
                       Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
2003-2004   Visiting Professor in Radiology, Mount Auburn Hospital
2003-2004   Visiting Professor in Radiology, Boston University Radiology residency
                       program, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
2004           Visiting Professor in Radiology, Dartmouth Radiology residency program,
                       Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
2005           Visiting Professor in Radiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2006-          Visiting Prof. in Medical Education, Dresden Medical School, Germany
2006           Visiting Professor in Radiology, Emory Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia

Editorial Boards:
1992-    Reviewer, Radiology
1992-    Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Oncology
1995-    Reviewer, New England Journal of Medicine
1997-    Reviewer, Chest
2001-    Medical Editor, eMedicine (online journal)
2002-    Associate Editor, Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology
2003-    Associate Editor, Radiology
2004-    Reviewer, American Journal of Roentgenology
2006-    Question Writer-Step 1 Gross Anatomy, National Board of Medical Examiners
Awards and Honors:
1981     1st Place in Graduate Student Research Competition, Central States Electron
            Microscopy Society
1982     Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, AOA Honor Society
1988     Warren Widrich Award for Radiology, Boston VA Medical Center
1992-2005    Editor's Recognition Award for Excellence in Reviewing for Radiology
1998     AAMC Women's Leadership Conference participant,
                   Association of American Medical Colleges
1999     Harvard Macy Program in Medical Education participant, Harvard Medical School
1999     Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in Medical Education participant
2000     Seminars in Discussion Group Leadership participant,
                  Harvard Bok Center for Education, Harvard University
2001     Senior Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
2002     Scholar, The Academy at Harvard Medical School
2002     Fellow of the Holmes Society, Harvard Medical School
2004     coauthor, Cum Laude award for presentation at RSNA, with Jon Streeter,
                  Radiologic Society of North America
2004     AAWR Professional Leadership Award,
                  American Association of Women Radiologists
2004     Whitley Award for Best Paper on Radiology Education,
                  Asssociation of University Radiologists
2004     Fellowship Award for Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional
                   Development seminar, American Association of Medical Colleges
2005     coauthor, Herbert M. Stauffer Award for best education paper,
                   with resident Teddy Su, Association of University Radiologists
2005     HMS Humanism in Medicine nominee, Harvard Medical School

1          Shaffer K, Smith D , Kirn D , Kaplan W, Canellos W, Mauch P, Shulman LN. Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma: radiologic findings at presentation. AJR. 1996;167:425-430.
2          DiPiro PJ, Meyer JE, Shaffer K, Denison CM, Frenna TH, Rolfs AT. The utility of the routine magnification view after breast conservation therapy for carcinoma. Radiology. 1996;198:341¬-343.
3          Montgomery ML Novelline RA Dryer K Lieberman GB Shaffer K. Instructing medical students with radiology-pathology teaching cases: Comparison of interactive computer instruction and traditional methods. Academic Radiology. 1997;6(12):855-856.
4          Smith DN, Shaffer K, Patz EF. Imaging features of non-myxomatous primary neoplasms of the heart and pericardium. Clinical Imaging. 1998;22:15-22.
5          Smith DN, Shaffer K, Kirn D, Canellos GP, Mauch P, Shulman LN. Mediastinal large cell lymphoma: prognostic significance of CT findings at presentation and after treatment. Oncology. 1998;55:284-288.
6          Janicek M and Shaffer K. Manifestations of lung toxicity on gallium-67 scans in aggressive non-Hodgkinis lymphoma on high dose CHOP chemotherapy. Clin Nuc Med. 2000;25:734-735.
7          Samuel S and Shaffer K. Profile of medical student teaching in radiology: teaching methods, staff participation, and rewards. Acad Radiol. 2000;7:868-874.
8          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;8:74-81.
9          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 Hodgkins disease: a prospective cohort study. J Clin Oncol. 2002;50:2085-2091.
10         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. . Academic Radiology. 2003;10(2):205-210.
11         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 flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. 2003;2 (6):571-578.
12         Shaffer K, Small J. Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award winner. Blended learning in medical education: use of an integrated approach with web-based small group modules and didactic instruction for teaching radiologic anatomy. Academic Radiology. 2004;11(9):1059-1070.
13         Su TJ, Shaffer K. Herbert M Stauffer Award: Reinventing the apprenticeship: the hot seat in the digital era. Academic Radiology. 2004;11(11):1300-1307.
14         Mullins ME, Lieberman G, Shaffer K, Novelline RA. Factors to consider in the revision of educational objectives for medical students in radiology clerkships. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2005;2(1):55-60.
15         Lewis PJ, Shaffer K. Developing a national medical student curriculum in radiology. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2005;2(1):8-11.

1          Shaffer K. Imaging Cancer of Unknown Primary Site. In: Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 6th edition, Kufe DW, Pollock RE, Weichselbaum RR, Bast RC, Holland JF, Frei E eds. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: B C Decker, Inc;2003.
2          Shaffer K. Teaching Anatomy in the digital world. New England Journal of Medicine. 2004;351:1279-1281.
3          Shaffer K. Diagnostic Radiology. In: Non-Hodgkinis Lymphoma, Armitage JO Coiffier B, Dalla-Favera R, Harris NL, Mauch PM eds. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins;2004.
4          Shaffer K. Pulmonary Tuberculosis. In: Diagnostic Imaging, Chest, ed J Gurney. Amirsys;2005.
5          Shaffer K. Cystic Fibrosis. In: Diagnostic Imaging, Chest, ed J Gurney. Amirsys;2005.
6          Shaffer K. Radiology Education in the Digital Era. Radiology. 2005;235(2):359-360.
7          Shaffer K. Atrial Myxoma. Thoracic Hemangioma/Lymphangioma, Pleurodesis, Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma, Thoracic Hemangioendothelioma, Exudative Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, In: Diagnostic Imaging, Chest, ed J Gurney. Amirsys;2005.

NonPrint Materials
1          Shaffer, K. Joint Center for Radiation Therapy seminar series: Cross-sectional chest, pelvis, neck, abdomen anatomy review on CD-ROM;1998.
2          Shaffer K. Radiology station for HMS 4th year Comprehensive Exam. ;1999.
3          Shields H, Shaffer K. Gastrointestinal pathophysiology website for module IIA, HMS year 2. 1999.
4          Shaffer K. Human Body tutorial images-web based self-study images with pertinent annotated illustrative case material for each clinical case in Human Body. ;2000.
5          Shaffer K. RadLabs- Anatomy images for Human Body on MyCourses-self-directed extensively annotated collection of normal imaging anatomy. Including sections on 2D and 3D imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Pelvic Ultrasound, Head and Neck Imaging, Imaging of Extremeties ;2001-2003.
6          Shaffer K. RadLabs in Spanish-translation of the entire set of RadLabs into Spanish for use in medical school in Argentina. ;2003.
7          Shaffer K. Normal abdomen and chest CT review-a series of normal abdomen CT images organized for cine display, with anatomic structures outlined. ;2003.
8          Shaffer K. Human Systems Endocrine pathophysiology DVD. ;2004.
9.   Shaffer, K. Name That Valve-web based interactive review of the appearance of various valve replacements on chest films. ;2004.