Cary Kaufman was trained at UCLA and the University of Washington. His is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of the Bellingham Regional Breast Center.
As a breast surgeon and in practice for over 25 years, his professional life focuses on individual patient care, with special interests in breast cancer research, teaching and education of the local community and of physicians. He has lectured on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer both nationally and internationally, including 10 years of conferences with Dr. Laszlo Tabar. Most recently he has lectured in India, China, Scotland, Brazil, Peru and Poland.
He is the current Chairman of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Past-President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (past Board member and committee chairman), is a journal reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology, the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Breast Journal, and the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and is on the National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons. He has recently been a representative on the Commission on Cancer.
He has published over 50 articles on several aspects of breast care, diagnosis and treatment, including pioneering work on cryoablation for breast tumors. These include measuring the quality of breast care, the value of preoperative needle biopsy, use of ultrasound in the operating room, digital specimen mammography, and choosing the optimal procedure for axillary surgery.
Dr. Kaufman and his wife live in Bellingham, Washington, and enjoy the beautiful Northwest. Their son is an attorney in San Francisco, their middle daughter is a radiologist in San Francisco, and their youngest daughter is in the corporate fashion industry in San Diego.