Cary Kaufman is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington located in Bellingham Washington, USA. As a breast surgeon and in practice for over 30 years, he has focused on individual patient care, research, and physician education. He has lectured both nationally and internationally. He served as a founding member and the Chairman of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, a Board Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Chair Emeritus of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers. He is a current member of many societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He was the only American chosen to participate in the European Committee Initiative (ECIBC) to develop the breast cancer treatment protocol for the European Union. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters on multiple aspects of breast care. Dr. Kaufman and his wife live in Bellingham, Washington, and enjoy the beautiful Northwest.