Raeshell Sweeting, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion
Section of Surgical Sciences
Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery
Department of Surgery
Phone: (615) 322-2391
Clinic Phone
Appointment: (615) 322-2064


  • M.D., New York University, New York, NY, 2004-2008
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S. - Economics), Magna Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1998 2002
  • Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet, Salutatorian, Nashville, TN, 1994 1998

Postdoctoral Training:

  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2015-2016
  • Administrative Chief Surgical Resident, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2014 2015
  • Residency in General Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008-2015

Patient Emphasis:

  • Breast Cancer and Breast Diseases
  • Health Disparities and Health Equity

Research Focus:

  • Examining health disparities and health inequities in order to achieve equitable solutions
  • Applying economic concepts to study price setting and value in the health care market.
  • Examining breast cancer outcomes across multiple variables

See Dr. Sweeting's Publications on PubMed.