Robert Kaufman

Robert A. Kaufman, MD

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
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, 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.

McCarville MB, Whittle SB, Goodin GS, Li C-S, Smeltzer MP, Hale GA, Kaufman RA. Clinical and computed tomography features of benign pneumatosis intestinalis in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant and oncology patients. Pediatr Radiol 38:1074-83, 2008.

McCarville MB, Kaufman R, Shochat S, Santana V, Daw N, Li C-S, Lederman H. Author reply to: Distinguishing benign from malignant pulmonary nodules in children and adults. Radiology eLetter epub July 2008.

Goodin GS, Kaufman RA, Shulkin BL, McCarville MB. PET/CT Characterization of fibro-osseous defects in children: 18F- FDG uptake can mimic metastatic disease. Am J Roentgenol 187:1124-28, 2006.

McCarville MB, Lederman HM, Santana VM, Daw SJ, Shochat SJ, Li C-S, Kaufman RA. Distinction of benign from malignant pulmonary nodules by helical chest CT in children with malignant solid tumors. Radiology 239:514-20, 2006.

Koneru P, Kaufman RA, Talati AJ, Jenkins MB, Korones SB. Successful treatment of sodium polystyrene bezoars with serial water-soluble contrast enemas. J Perinatol 23:431-3, 2003.

Pivnick EK, Angle B, Kaufman RA, Hall BD, Pitukcheewanont P, Hersh JH, Fowlkes JL, Sanders LP, O’Brien JM, Carroll GS, Gunther WM, Morrow HG, Burghen GA, Ward JC. Neonatal progeroid (Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch) syndrome: Report of five new cases and review. Am J Med Genet 90:131-40, 2000.

Shenep JL, English BK, Kaufman L, Pearson TA, Thompson J, Kaufman RA, Frisch G, Rinaldi MG. Successful medical therapy of a child with deeply invasive facial infection due to Pythium insidiosum. Clin Infect Dis 27:1388-1393, 1998.

Pivnick EK, Kaufman RA, Velagaleti GVN, Gunther WM, Abramovici D. An infant with thoracoabdominal syndrome (TAS) and limb defects. Tetralogy 58:205-8, 1998.

Kerr NC, Wilroy RS, Kaufman RA. A case of type 3 Pfieffer syndrome with normal thumbs. Am J Med Genet 66:138-43, 1996.

Sivit CJ, Kaufman RA. Commentary: Sonography in the evaluation of children following blunt trauma: is it to be or not to be? Pediatr Radiol 25:326-8, 1995.

Pivnick EK, Kerr NC, Kaufman RA, Jones DP, Chesney RW. Rickets secondary to phosphate depletion: A sequela of antacid use in infancy. Clin Pediatr 34:73-78, 1995.

Donahue DJ, Mulbauer MS, Kaufman RA, Warner WC, Sanford RA. Childhood survival of atlanto-odontoid dislocation: Underdiagnosis, recognition, treatment and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg 21:105-11, 1994.

Pivnick EK, Burstein S, Wilroy RS, Kaufman RA, Ward JC. Hallermann-Streiff syndrome with hypopituitarism contributing to growth failure. Am J Med Genet 41:503-7, 1991.

Stalker HP, Kaufman RA, Stedje K. The significance of post-traumatic hematuria in children after blunt abdominal trauma. AJR 154:569-71, 1990.

Kaufman RA. Expert advice: Technical aspects of abdominal CT in infants and children. Am J Roentgenol 153:549-54, 1989.

Kaufman RA, Carroll CD, Buncher CR. Atlanto-occipital junction: Standards for measurement in normal children. Am J Neuroradiol 8:995-9, 1987.

Stalker HP, Kaufman RA, Towbin RB. Patterns of liver injury in childhood: CT analysis. Am J Roentgenol 147:1199-1205, 1986.

Kaufman RA, Lovell DJ. Infantile onset multisystem inflammatory disease: Radiologic findings. Radiology 160:741-6, 1986.

Cohen RA, Kaufman RA, Myers PA, Towbin RB. Cranial computed tomography in the abused child. Am J Neuroradiol 6:883-888, 1985; Am J Roentgenol 146:97-102, 1986.

Oldham KT, Guice KS, Kaufman RA, Martin LW, Noseworthy J. Blunt hepatic injury and elevated hepatic enzymes: A clinical correlation in children. J Pediatr Surg 19:457-61, 1984.

Kaufman RA, Towbin RB, Babcock DS, Gelfand MJ, Guice K, Noseworthy J, Oldham K. Upper abdominal trauma in children: Imaging evaluation. Am J Roentgenol 142:449-60, 1984.

Kaufman RA. Liver-spleen computed tomography: A method tailored for infants and children. J Comput Tomogr 7:45-57, 1983.

Thomas SR, Freshcorn JE, Krugh KB, Henry GC, Kereiakes JE, Kaufman RA. Characteristics of extra-focal radiation and its potential significance in pediatric radiology. Radiology 146:793-9, 1983.

Kaufman RA, Dunbar JS, Botsford JA, McLaurin RL. Traumatic longitudinal atlanto-occipital distraction injuries in children. Am J Neuroradiol 3:415-9, 1982.

Kaufman RA, Thrall JH, Keyes JW, Brown ML, Zakem JF. False negative bone scans in neuroblastoma metastatic to the ends of long bones. Am J Roentgenol 130:131-5, 1978.

Last update: February 2013