Medical oncologist Tara Kaufmann, MD, wearing a white coat and smiling in front of a white backdrop.

Tara Kaufmann, MD, MSCE

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Tara Kaufmann, MD


University of California, San Francisco, MD

University of Pennsylvania, MSCE, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research


Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fellowship, Palliative Medicine, Duke University

Fellowship, Medical Oncology, University of Pennsylvania

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Tara Kaufmann, MD, MSCE, is a board-certified medical oncologist in UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. She specializes in treating patients with breast cancer. Additionally, Dr. Kaufmann is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Oncology.

Dr. Kaufmann earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a residency in internal medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by fellowships in both palliative medicine at Duke University and medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she focused her medical oncology training on specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients. After completing her fellowships, she served as an innovation faculty member with the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) and as an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania Division of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Kaufmann’s research focuses on improving supportive care services for patients with cancer. She conducts research to use patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to monitor patients for unmet care needs, such as physical symptoms, emotional needs, and distress as well as caregiver and social support. Her goal is to improve symptom management and support during cancer treatment for patients and their families. She also has expertise in measuring patient outcomes in breast clinical trials.


  • Breast oncology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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