Robert Kaufman

Robert A. Kaufman, MD, FACR

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chief, Division of Diagnostic Imaging
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis


Radiological Sciences


Diagnostic Imaging

Contact Information

Robert Kaufman, MD, FACR
Radiological Sciences
MS 220, Room I-3110
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-2309
FAX: (901) 595-3978


MD - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Kaste SC, Kaufman RA, Sunkara A, Kang G, Morris C, Leung W, Srinivasan A. Routine Pre- and Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Computed Tomography of the Abdomen for Detecting Invasive Fungal Infection Has Limited Value. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant Mar 3, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.02.023. Epub ahead of print.

Brady SL, Mirro AE, Moore BM, Kaufman RA. How to Appropriately Calculate Effective Dose for CT Using Either Size-Specific Dose Estimates or Dose-Length Product. AJR Am J Roentgenol Mar 2, 2015. doi:10.2214/AJR.14.13317. Epub ahead of print.

Federico SM, Brady SL, Pappo A, Wu J, Mao S, McPherson VJ, Young A, Furman WL, Kaufman R, Kaste S. The role of chest computed tomography (CT) as a surveillance tool in children with high-risk neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jan 13, 2015. doi:10.1002/pbc.25400. Epub ahead of print.

Jain S, Williams DJ, Arnold SR, Ampofo K, Bramley AM, Reed C, Stockmann C, Anderson EJ, Grijalva CG, Self WH, Zhu Y, Patel A, Hymas W, Chappell JD, Kaufman RA, Kan JH, Dansie D, Lenny N, Hillyard DR, Haynes LM, Levine M, Lindstrom S, Winchell JM, Katz JM, Erdman D, Schneider E, Hicks LA, Wunderink RG, Edwards KM, Pavia AT, McCullers JA, Finelli L; CDC EPIC Study Team. Community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization among U.S. children. N Engl J Med 372(9):835-45, 2015. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1405870.

Moore BM, Brady SL, Mirro AE, Kaufman RA. Size-specific dose estimate (SSDE) provides a simple method to calculate organ dose for pediatric CT examinations. Med Phys 41(7):07917, 2014. doi:10.1118/1.4884227.

Navid F, Sondel PM, Barfield R, Shulkin BL, Kaufman RA, Allay JA, Gan J, Hutson P, Seo S, Kim K, Goldberg J, Hank JA, Billlups C, Wu J, Furman WL, McGregor LM, Otto M, Gillies S, Handgretinger R, Santana VM. Phase 1 Trial of a Novel Anti-GD2 Antibody, hu14.18K322A, Designed to Decrease Toxicity, in Children with Refractory or Recurrent Neuroblastoma. J Clin Oncol 32(14):1445-52, 2014. doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.50.4423].

Brady SL, Moore B, Yee BS, Kaufman RA. Implementation of ASiRTM reconstruction for substantial dose reduction in pediatric CT while maintaining pre-ASiRTM image noise. Radiology 270:223-231, 2014.

McCarville MB, Billups CA, Wu J, Kaufman RA, Kaste SC, Coleman JL, Sharp SE, Nadel HR, Charron M, Lederman HM, Don S, Shochat SJ, Daw NC, Shulkin BL. The Role of PET-CT in the Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules in Children with Solid Malignancies. AJR 201:W900-905, 2013.

Brady SL, Kaufman RA. SSDE, a Natural Evolution for CTDIvol. In response to: CT Dose Metrics – Letter to the Editor. Radiology 267:965-966, 2013.

Kaste SC, Kaufman RA, Baker J, Gajjar A, and Broniscer A. Magnetic resonance imaging is the preferred method to assess treatment related skeletal changes in children with brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(9):1552-1556, 2013.

Kaste SC, Brady SL, Yee B, McPherson VJ, Kaufman RA, Billups CA, Daw NC, Pappo AS. Is routine pelvic surveillance imaging necessary in patients with Wilms tumor? Cancer 119(1):182-8, 2013.

Brady SL, Kaufman RA. Investigation of American Association of Physicists in Medicine Report 204 size-specific dose estimates for pediatric CT implementation. Radiology 265(3):832-40, 2012.

Brady SL, Yee BS, Kaufman RA. Characterization of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm for dose reduction in CT: a pediatric oncology perspective. Med Phys 39(9):5520-31, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. TH-E-217BCD-03: image contrast dependent spatial resolution differences for varying levels of ASiR implementation. Med Phys 39(6):4015, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. TU-G-217BCD-05: enhanced CT dose reduction for a pediatric population using peak tube potential (kVp) reduction combined with ASiR reconstruction. Med Phys 39(6):3925, 2012.

Brady S, Kaufman R. Establishing a standard calibration methodology for MOSFET detectors in computed tomography dosimetry. Med Phys 39(6):3031-40, 2012.

Last update: March 2015