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Rachel L. McCaffrey MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Benign and Malignant Breast Diseases
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204


  • English
  • French


  • Doctor of Medicine - Florida Atlantic University, 2015
  • Residency - Brown University, 2020
  • Internship - Brown University, 2020
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System, 2021

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2021

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.
Dr. McCaffrey is an exceptional healthcare provider who truly stands out in her field. She possesses a remarkable combination of qualities that make her an outstanding doctor. One of her most remarkable traits is her patience. She takes the time to listen attentively to her patients, ensuring that she fully understands their concerns and needs. This thorough approach enables her to provide comprehensive and personalized care.Dr. McCaffrey's knowledge is extensive and up-to-date, which is evident in her treatment plans. She stays current with the latest research and medical advancements, ensuring that her patients receive the most effective and evidence-based care available. Her commitment to ongoing learning and professional development is a testament to her dedication to providing the best possible outcomes for her patients.In addition to her expertise, Dr. McCaffrey is also known for her genuine care and compassion. She truly puts her patients' well-being at the forefront of everything she does. She takes the time to build strong relationships with her patients, fostering trust and creating a comfortable environment for open communication. Dr. McCaffrey's patients appreciate her approachable and empathetic nature, knowing that they can rely on her for support and guidance throughout their healthcare journey.One of the most commendable aspects of Dr. McCaffrey's practice is her commitment to avoiding unnecessary treatments or surgeries. She firmly believes in providing care that is truly in the best interest of her patients. This approach sets her apart from other doctors and instills confidence in her patients, knowing that they can trust her judgment and recommendations.Overall, Dr. McCaffrey is an exceptional doctor who embodies the qualities we all hope to find in a healthcare provider. Her patience, thoroughness, knowledge, and genuine care make her a trusted and respected professional. Choosing Dr. McCaffrey means choosing top-notch care from a doctor who will always prioritize your well-being and deliver the best possible outcomes.
February 28, 2024
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Excellent treatment. Exceeded expectations.
January 17, 2024
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Vanderbilt Breast Center is a Great place to be for the care you need!
December 13, 2023
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Dr McCaffrey is a very caring and knowledgeable physician..Love her
November 22, 2023
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I simply can't describe the level of confidence I have in Dr. McCaffrey and her team. I received a thorough explanation of everything.
October 16, 2023
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Dr. McCaffrey did an outstanding job of discussing my situation and plan of care with me. She also wrote notes during our visit that I could take with me.
October 1, 2023
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She's a very caring person.
August 12, 2023
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Dr. McCaffrey was great! She drew diagrams and explained everything in detail! I'm glad she is my surgeon!
July 31, 2023
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July 24, 2023
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