Rondi M. Kauffmann, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director
General Surgery Residency
Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery
Department of Surgery
Vice Chair of Global Surgery
Section of Surgical Sciences
(615) 322-2391

Clinical Interests:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Breast Cancer in minority populations
  • Melanoma in minority populations
  • Cancer detection as a public health initiative


  • BS in Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD, MPH, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications:

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, Certified
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology - American Board of Surgery, Certified

Research Focus:

  • Disparities in cancer care and outcomes
  • Public health interventions targeting early detection of malignancy
  • International Medicine and Cancer Care


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society,
  • INTREPIDE Scholars in International Health Research Scholarship,
  • American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation

Review some of Dr. Kauffmann's abstracts on PubMed