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Melissa R. Kaufman MD, PhD, FACS

Professor of Urology

Areas of Expertise

  • Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urethral Strictures
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urodynamics
  • Urology


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3800
Nashville, TN 37232
2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 210
Franklin, TN 37067


  • English


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Tennessee, 1993
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Arkansas, 2002
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2003
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Gave me lots of detail about possible procedure. Provided a possible solution I did not know about.
February 14, 2024
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Dr Kauffman is the best wish all doctors could be as compassionate and caring as Dr Kauffman I travel hours just to be seen by Dr Kauffman cause I trust no other with my medical needs
January 31, 2024
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All very good
January 25, 2024
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I would very very likely recommend them
January 17, 2024
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She's amazing and so blessed she was my physician.
December 28, 2023
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I was very nervous before my appointment, all of the staff were so nice and showed concern for my nerves and my medical condition. Dr Kaufman made sure I was comfortable and explained everything to me so that I understood better what was going on. I am so glad I have her as my Dr now. I've spent years not knowing what was going on and she has explained everything to me. I felt very comfortable in her care and I left her office feeling positive about the future of my condition and the care I will receive.
December 20, 2023
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The doctor remembered my case as I had seen her before. She knew I was apprehensive about a surgery she had previously recommended.
December 14, 2023
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She is a great doctor
December 3, 2023
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Most time was spent with Nurse Larkin.
November 3, 2023
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