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
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
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
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.
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.