Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Charles K. Kaufman

Charles K. Kaufman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Department of Developmental Biology

Clinical Interests

  • Melanoma

Research Interests

  • Cancer initiation
  • Epigenetics
  • Developmental biology


  • 314-273-1330 (office)
  • 314-273-1331 (lab)
  • 314-747-2797 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8056-0012-05
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 558 McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (office)


1994-1997 AB, Honors Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1997-2005 MD, PhD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Post-graduate Training
2005-2007 Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2007-2011 Hematology Oncology Fellowship, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Academic Positions & Employment
2008-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Leonard Zon, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
2011-2016 Instructor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
2016-present Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Developmental Biology, Washington University Medical School
Board Certification
2008-present Internal Medicine
2010-present Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1994-1997 Woodward Fellowship/Half-tuition Scholarship, Washington University
1996 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship, Washington University
1997 Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society, Washington University
1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Washington University
1997 Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Washington University
1997 Summa Cum Laude, Washington University
1997-2005 Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Chicago
2003-2005 Frank Scholar, University of Chicago
2004 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Chicago
2005 The Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Prize, best overall presentation at the 59th Annual Senior Scientific Session for research done in medical school, University of Chicago
2005 John Van Prochaska Award, for outstanding potential in teaching, research and clinical medicine, University of Chicago
2005 Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Chicago
2005 Graduation with Honors, University of Chicago
2009-2010 Nirenberg Fellow, Dana Farber/Partners CancerCare
2011 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship - Declined
2018-2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Washington University Graduate Student Senate
Professional Societies & Organizations
2014-present Zebrafish Disease Models Society
2014-present American Association for Cancer Research