Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Countries and areas of interest: Cancer initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa, Central or South America
Surgical education in sub-Saharan Africa, Central or South America

Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Physiological Sciences from UCLA, and completed her MD/MPH degrees at the University of Minnesota. She is board certified in General Surgery (residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center) and Complex Surgical Oncology (fellowship: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center). Her clinical expertise is in the care of patients with melanoma, soft tissue malignancies, and breast cancer. She is the Surgical Director of Vanderbilt's Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment, is Associate Program Director for the general surgery residency program, Director of the Vanderbilt Global Health Equity and Access Leadership in Surgery program, and directs Vanderbilt International Surgery's collaborative efforts with AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya.  Her research efforts focus on global surgery and global surgical education.  She lives with her husband and three children on a farm in Burns, TN.