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Robert  Weinfurtner

Robert Weinfurtner, MD

Specialty: Radiology

Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Breast Cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Dr. Weinfurtner is an Associate Member and serves as the Breast Imaging Fellowship Director and DXA Director. Dr. Weinfurtner has been a member of the radiology department as a breast imager since 2014. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a Radiology Residency at University Hospitals of Case Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a Breast Imaging Fellowship at the University of South Florida at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Weinfurtner’s clinical interests involve multimodality diagnostic breast imagining and DXA imaging. Nationally, he serves on the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Mentorship Committee and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Abstract Review Committee. His research interest is currently focused on breast cancer treatment response monitoring through quantitative imaging.  

    Education & Training


    • Moffitt Cancer Center - Breast Imaging


    • University Hospitals of Cleveland - Diagnostic Radiology

    Medical School:

    • Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine - MD
  • Publications

    • Soliman H, Hogue D, Han H, Mooney B, Costa R, Lee MC, Niell B, Williams A, Chau A, Falcon S, Soyano A, Armaghani A, Khakpour N, Weinfurtner RJ, Hoover S, Kiluk J, Laronga C, Rosa M, Khong H, Czerniecki B. Author Correction: Oncolytic T-VEC virotherapy plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy in nonmetastatic triple-negative breast cancer: a phase 2 trial. Nat Med. 2023 Mar. Pubmedid: 36932246.
    • Liveringhouse CL, Mills MN, Ahmed KA, Washington IR, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Czerniecki B, Soliman H, Weinfurtner RJ, Rosa M, Kim Y, Stringfield O, Abdalah M, Diaz R, Montejo M. Phase 2 Study of Preoperative SABR for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Introduction of a Novel Form of Accelerated Partial Breast Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 Jul.116(3):611-616. Pubmedid: 36796498.
    • Soliman H, Hogue D, Han H, Mooney B, Costa R, Lee MC, Niell B, Williams A, Chau A, Falcon S, Soyano A, Armaghani A, Khakpour N, Weinfurtner RJ, Hoover S, Kiluk J, Laronga C, Rosa M, Khong H, Czerniecki B. Oncolytic T-VEC virotherapy plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy in nonmetastatic triple-negative breast cancer: a phase 2 trial. Nat Med. 2023 Feb.29(2):450-457. Pubmedid: 36759673.
    • Heine J, Fowler EEE, Weinfurtner RJ, Hume E, Tworoger SS. Breast Density Analysis Using Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb. Pubmedid: 36824710. Pmcid: PMC9948963.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Leon A, Calvert A, Lee MC. Ultrasound-guided radar reflector localization of axillary lymph nodes facilitates targeted axillary dissection. Clin Imaging. 2022 Oct.90:19-25. Pubmedid: 35908456.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Abdalah M, Stringfield O, Ataya D, Williams A, Mooney B, Rosa M, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Czerniecki B, Diaz R, Ahmed K, Washington I, Latifi K, Niell B, Montejo M, Raghunand N. Quantitative Changes in Intratumoral Habitats on MRI Correlate With Pathologic Response in Early-stage ER/PR+ HER2− Breast Cancer Treated With Preoperative Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy. J Breast Imaging. 2022 May.4(3):273-284. Pubmedid: 36686407. Pmcid: PMC9851176.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Lee A, Vincenti K, Gundry K, Hoyt T, Klein K, Merkulov A, Mullen L, O'Brien S, Roubein D, Tseng J, Margolies L. Mentorship Interest in Breast Imaging: Survey Results From the Society of Breast Imaging. J Breast Imaging. 2022 Mar.4(2):161-167.
    • Jared Weinfurtner R, Mallory MA, Bermudez D. Repeat Breast Ultrasound Demonstrates Utility with Added Cancer Detection in Patients following Breast Imaging Second Opinion Recommendations. Breast J. 2022 Jan.2022:1561455. Pubmedid: 35711880. Pmcid: PMC9187284.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Raghunand N, Stringfield O, Abdalah M, Niell BL, Ataya D, Williams A, Mooney B, Rosa M, Lee MC, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Czerniecki B, Diaz R, Ahmed K, Washington I, Montejo M. MRI Response to Pre-operative Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) in Early Stage ER/PR+ HER2- Breast Cancer correlates with Surgical Pathology Tumor Bed Cellularity. Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 Feb.22(2):e214-e223. Pubmedid: 34384695.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Carter T. Transition to digital breast tomosynthesis-guided biopsies: Results and complications compared to stereotactic biopsies. Breast J. 2021 Jan.27(1):21-26. Pubmedid: 33302325.
    • Soliman H, Hogue D, Han HS, Mooney B, Lima Barros Costa R, Lee MC, Niell B, Williams A, Chau A, Falcon S, Khakpour N, Weinfurtner RJ, Hoover S, Kiluk J, Rosa M, Khong H, Czerniecki BJ. A Phase I Trial of Talimogene Laherparepvec in Combination with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Nonmetastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Feb.27(4):1012-1018. Pubmedid: 33219014.
    • Funaro K, Prather A, Niell B, Jared Weinfurtner R. Tissue marker migration after MRI-guided breast biopsy: Migration frequency and associated factors. Breast J. 2020 Mar.26(3):440-445. Pubmedid: 31448455.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Mooney B, Forbus J. Specialized Second Opinion Review of Breast MRI Impacts Management and Increases Cancer Detection. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jul.16(7):922-927. Pubmedid: 30833163.
    • Fowler EEE, Hathaway C, Tillman F, Weinfurtner R, Sellers TA, Heine J. Spatial Correlation and Breast Cancer Risk. Biomed Phys Eng Express. 2019 Jul.5(4). Pubmedid: 33304615. Pmcid: PMC7725237.
    • Falcon S, Weinfurtner RJ, Mooney B, Niell BL. SAVI SCOUT® localization of breast lesions as a practical alternative to wires: Outcomes and suggestions for trouble-shooting. Clin Imaging. 2019 Jan.52:280-286. Pubmedid: 30193186.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Niell B, Mekhail Y, Aguila E, Kamat L. Specialized Second Opinion Interpretations of Breast Imaging: Impact on Additional Workup and Management. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Oct.18(5):e1031-e1036. Pubmedid: 29625911.
    • Assing MA, Patel BK, Karamsadkar N, Weinfurtner J, Usmani O, Kiluk JV, Drukteinis JS. A comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging to axillary ultrasound in the detection of axillary nodal metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer. Breast J. 2017 Nov.23(6):647-655. Pubmedid: 28397344.
    • Niell BL, Freer PE, Weinfurtner RJ, Arleo EK, Drukteinis JS. Screening for Breast Cancer. Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 Nov.55(6):1145-1162. Pubmedid: 28991557.
    • Pribish AM, Saglam O, Weinfurtner RJ. Estrogen receptor-positive primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast. Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Jun.12(2):211-214. Pubmedid: 28491153. Pmcid: PMC5417723.
    • Falcon S, Williams A, Weinfurtner J, Drukteinis JS. Imaging Management of Breast Density, a Controversial Risk Factor for Breast Cancer. Cancer Control. 2017 Apr.24(2):125-136. Pubmedid: 28441367.
    • Kamat L, Rosa M, Weinfurtner R, Drukteinis J, Falcon S, Patel B. Primary Breast Angiosarcoma in a Male. Breast J. 2016 Jun.21(5):545-548. Pubmedid: 26183811.
    • Chaudhury B, Zhou M, Goldgof DB, Hall LO, Gatenby RA, Gillies RJ, Patel BK, Weinfurtner RJ, Drukteinis JS. Heterogeneity in intratumoral regions with rapid gadolinium washout correlates with estrogen receptor status and nodal metastasis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Nov.42(5):1421-1430. Pubmedid: 25884277. Pmcid: PMC5017794.
    • Weinfurtner RJ, Patel B, Laronga C, Lee MC, Falcon SL, Mooney BP, Yue B, Drukteinis JS. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided core needle breast biopsies resulting in high-risk histopathologic findings: upstage frequency and lesion characteristics. Clin Breast Cancer. 2015 Jun.15(3):234-239. Pubmedid: 25579460.
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