Melissa R. Kaufman MD, PhD, FACSAssociate Professor, Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Melissa Kaufman is Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She received her B.A. from Washington University – St. Louis and Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics at University of Tennessee. Following postdoctoral research at Stanford and completion of medical school in her home state of Arkansas, Dr. Kaufman commenced her Urology residency at Vanderbilt in 2002. She completed fellowship training in both Male Reconstruction and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in 2009 at Vanderbilt. Her practice focuses on female and male voiding dysfunction and incontinence, cancer survivorship, pelvic organ prolapse, neurourology, transitional care for congenital urologic conditions, urologic prosthetics, as well as reconstructive surgery for urethral stricture, fistula and trauma. Dr. Kaufman was honored as the 2017 recipient of the Zimskind award from the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction for outstanding contributions within 10 years of completion of training. She is additionally a past-president of the Society of Women in Urology.