Raeshell S. Sweeting, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

(615) 322-2391
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  • 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


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
597 Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Ave.
Nashville, TN 37232

Phone: 615-322-2391
FAX: 615-936-6535
Appointments: 615-322-2064




Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery