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Robert A. Kane, MD

Robert Kane

Senior Advisor to the Chairman 
Director of Abdominal Ultrasound
Staff Radiologist, Abdominal Imaging/Ultrasound
Department of Radiology, BIDMC 
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


Graduated from Boston College, B.S. Biology cum laude, in 1967 and from Tufts Medical School in 1971. He served as an intern at Mt. Auburn Hospital in 1971 and a resident in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts Hospital 1972-1975 and was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1975. Following this he served a fellowship in angiography and ultrasound at the Deaconess and subsequently joined the Deaconess Radiology staff. Distinctions include: election to AOA as well as Fellowship in the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

Major research interests include: ultrasound guided hepatic cryosurgery, intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasonography, and prostate cancer. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound and as a Reviewer for many other scientific journals. He is past president of the Massachusetts Radiological Society and the New England Ray Society, and is a member of the Commission on Ultrasound for the ACR.