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Rondi Kauffmann, MD, General Surgery, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


General Surgery Nashville, TN

Breast, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Education & Training

  • City of Hope National Medical Center
    City of Hope National Medical CenterFellowship, Surgical Oncology, 2013 - 2015
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityResidency, General Surgery, 2006 - 2013
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaClass of 2005
  • University of MinnesotaMPH, Public Health Practice, 2001 - 2003
  • University of California, Los AngelesB.S., Physiological Sciences, Minor-Cultural Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, 1996 - 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2013 - 2017
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2009 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Women in Surgery Meeting Travel Scholarship University of Minnesota Medical School, 2010
  • Medical Student Achievement Award Minnesota Medical Foundation, 2005
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation American Medical Women's Association, 2005
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Incorporation of a Global Surgery Rotation into an Academic General Surgery Residency Program: Impact and Perceptions  
    Rondi M Kauffmann, Kyla P Terhune, World Journal of Surgery
  • Commentary on: "Survival after Lumpectomy and Mastectomy for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer: The Effect of Age and Hormone Receptor Status"  
    Kauffmann RM, Chen SL, Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly, 1/1/2014

Books/Book Chapters


  • "Resection of the Primary Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor Improves Survival With or Without Liver Treatment."
    Lewis A, White M, Raoof M, Ituarte P, Kauffmann R, Warner S, Melstrom L, Fong Y, Singh G, Scientific Poster Display-Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1/1/2016
  • "DCIS Among Males and Females: Are There Outcome Differences?"
    Polverini A, Goldstein L, Kauffmann R, Jones V, Lai L, Taylor L, Yim J, Kruper L, Vito C, Scientific Poster Display-American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 1/1/2016
  • "Acceptance of Chemotherapy Recommendation in Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer"
    Marcinkowski EF, Kauffmann RM, Ottesen R, Niland J, Yuan Y, Kruper L, Taylor L, Somlo G, Waisman J, Kim J, Vito C, Scientific Poster Display-Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 1/1/2015
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  • "Am I at Risk for Breast Cancer" 
    Nashville, TN - 1/20/2016
  • "Melanoma: Updates and Progress in Multidisciplinary Care" 
    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY - 1/14/2016
  • "Benign Breast Masses and Nipple Discharge" 
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN - 1/28/2015
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  • "Breast Cancer Screening" (Radio Interview) 
    Kauffmann R, Vanderbilt Women's Basketball Game-"Pink Out for Breast Cancer"
    Nashville, TN - 1/14/2016
  • "Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum in Senegalese Children at the End of the Dry Season" 
    Kauffmann R, Master Thesis, University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations