Dr. Cary Kaufman, MD

Dr. Cary Kaufman, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Cary Kaufman, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Bellingham, WA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in breast surgical oncology and breast surgery.Read his story

2940 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 101

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 671-9877

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 87% of peers
more than 56% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Kaufman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kaufman "As a breast surgeon and in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Kaufman's professional life has focused on individual patient care, with special interests in research, teaching and physician education. He has lectured on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons and frequently lectures on use of breast ultrasound. He is the only American on the European Commission's Initiative for Breast Cancer, developing treatment guidelines for the 27 European States. He is the Past Chairman of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (2010-2014), Past President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (2000-2003), past member on the Board of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, is a Trustee Emeritus on the Board of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, is a current member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and is a past representative to the Commission on Cancer. Dr. Kaufman has published many peer-reviewed journal articles, presented papers and posters at many meetings, and has been involved in many other research activities. Yet his primary goal is to care for patients on a day to day basis in his office in Bellingham."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaufman "Providing comprehensive breast health and cancer care."

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cryoablation
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Harbor UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaufman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaufman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaufman to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kaufman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Kaufman Says:

My office has strengths and weaknesses.  Our strengths are personal service with competent and accurate assessment of medical problems, reaching treatment decisions tailored to the specific clinical situation.  Our weakness is the time it takes to achieve these results may be longer than expected.  That results in delays from scheduled appointment times.  We try to keep our patients aware of the timeliness of our


Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Kaufman was great. He takes as much time with each patient as they need and you never feel rushed. I highly recommend him.
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I am extremely grateful I had Dr Kaufman as my surgeon as I had complete trust in his guidance through this stressful process.
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