Christina Kaufman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


  • Ph.D. in Pathology, University of Pittsburgh (1991)
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Pittsburgh (1984)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Transplantation Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (1993)
  • Research Fellow, Division of Transplantation Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (1993)

 Selected Publications

  1. Platt JL, Kaufman CL and Cascalho M. Invited commentary: Of Poetry and Vascularized Composite Allografting.  Accepted to Transplantation, 2020. 
  2. Rose J, Cooney CM, Kaufman CL, Talbot SG, Caplan A, Kahn J, Sugarman J, Shores JT, Levin LS, Brandacher G, McDiarmid SV, Lee WPA, Dean W. Evolving Ethics, Policy and Reimbursement Issues of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation – Symposium Summary. Accepted to the VCA Journal, 2019. 
  3. Peng H, Cirstea CM, Kaufman CL, Frey S. Microstructural integrity of corticospinal and medial lemniscus tracts: Insights from diffusion tensor tractography right-hand amputees. Journal of Neurophysiology.  J Neurophysiol. 2019 Jul 1;122(1):316-324.
  4. Farias-Cisneros E, Chilton PM, Palazzo MD, Ozyurekoglu T, Hoying JB, Williams SK, Baughman C, Jones CM and Kaufman CL.  Infrared Imaging of Lymphatic Function in the Upper Extremity of Normal controls and Hand Transplant Recipients via Subcutaneous ICG Injection. Sage Open Medicine/VCA 2019 July 8, 7;1-12.