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Melissa Rae Kaufman, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Surgery

4.7 4.7 215 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Urologic Surgery
Erectile Dysfunction
Female Urology
Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
Neurogenic Bladder
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Board Certificates

Urology - American Board of Urology, 2011
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - American Board of Urology, 2013


MD - University of Arkansas, 2002
PhD - University of Tennessee, 1993
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2003
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007


1301 Medical Center Drive
The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232-2765

Vanderbilt Urology Cool Springs
Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin
2009 Mallory Lane
Suite 210
Franklin, TN 37067

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Patient | January 27, 2017

Very good.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Just seemed so rushed and not real thorough about next procedure to be done.
Patient | January 12, 2017

Dr. Kaufman is outstanding
Patient | December 26, 2016

Mom really liked the dr.
Patient | December 19, 2016

Dr. Kaufman's compassion and interest in my condition is greatly appreciated and comforting.
Patient | December 19, 2016

She is one of the best doctors I've ever met!!
Patient | December 15, 2016

I love Dr. Kauffman!!! She is the best!!!
Patient | December 1, 2016

Provider was very patient she took the time to explain things and reassure me of my condition.
Patient | September 22, 2016

Dr. Melissa Kaufman EXEMPLARY physician - above & beyond all expectations.
Patient | September 14, 2016

As prviously stated Dr kaufman found the root of my issue. I had a hysterectomy the urinary problems I was having was ongoing since my surgery. After 10 months I got resolution with Dr kaufman.
Patient | September 3, 2016

I had urethral reconstruction by Dr. Kaufman and find her to be a great doctor as well as a great human being. I chose to drive from Knoxville (3 1/2 hrs.) to see her for my care.
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Kaufman has greatly improved my quality of life. For this, I am very thankful.
Patient | August 23, 2016

Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Kaufman really listened to me and explained what my problems are. She was professional and kind.
Patient | July 28, 2016

Patient | July 27, 2016

very very good
Patient | July 25, 2016

Great experience. I would recommend Dr. Kaufman to any member of my family or friends
Patient | July 18, 2016

Melissa R. Kaufman MD was very knowledgeable and very courtesy.
Patient | July 6, 2016

Liked Dr. Kaufman very much!
Patient | June 2, 2016

Good - she gave me hope.
Patient | May 2, 2016

All of my questions were answered with dignity and I feel like I left very well informed about my condition and the procedure ordered.
Patient | April 12, 2016

Dr. Kaufman and her whole crew make you feel very comfortable!
Patient | March 7, 2016

Dr. Kaufman is always wonderful and caring. Would not go to anyone else. She goes above and beyond.
Patient | March 2, 2016

Dr. Kaufman is just amazing - she didn't take unnecessary risks during my surgery, which necessitated her not completing a procedure as we had planned. This was clearly the right thing to do, and I appreciated her judgment. She has bedside manner that is impeccable, and I am so comforted that i now have her in charge of my urological care.
Patient | February 22, 2016

Good, found good med.
Patient | January 29, 2016

Good experience.
Patient | January 29, 2016