Chair, Department of Interventional Radiology
Dotter Interventional Institute/OHSU
John A. Kaufman, MD, MS is the inaugural Chair of the Department of Interventional Radiology, Director of the Dotter Interventional Institute and the Frederick S. Keller Professor of Interventional Radiology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He also has appointments as Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Surgery and Medicine at OHSU. A native of Boston, Dr. Kaufman worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1991 until 2000, when he joined the Dotter Institute. He has had pivotal roles in the transition of Interventional Radiology from a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Radiology to primary specialty of the American Board of Radiology, and the development of the IR residency. His research focus has been on vena cava filters and aortic stentgrafts. Dr. Kaufman has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications including 5 textbooks. He is co-Editor of the quarterly review journal Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TVIR), and is the Section Editor for Vascular and Interventional Radiology for the American Journal of Radiology (AJR). He was honored as a Gold Medalist of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Distinguished Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe, and Distinguished Alumnus of the Boston University School of Medicine. He has served as Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, President of the SIR, and Chair of the SIR Foundation. He currently serves as President of VIVA, and is a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology.