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Dr. Kummerow

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, UAB Women in Surgery
Associate Director for Quality, O'Neal Cancer Service Line
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes & Survivorship

Areas of Interest
surgical oncology, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, sarcoma, breast cancer, research on cancer care delivery


Dr. Kristy Broman is an Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Surgical Oncology, where she is both a surgeon and researcher. She is a physician lead on the UAB Melanoma Tumor Board as well as the vice chair and associate cancer liaison physician for the UAB Cancer Committee. Dr. Broman is board-certified in Complex General Surgical Oncology and treats tumors of the skin and soft tissue, breast, extremities, and retroperitoneum, including melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, advanced basal cell carcinoma, breast cancer, and several types of sarcoma. In addition to the treatment of primary tumors, she is particularly interested in the management of disease with spread to the lymph nodes and in the detection and treatment of recurrent disease.

A surgeon-scientist, she is a Member of the UAB Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship. There, she conducts health services and outcomes research, emphasizing implementation strategies for the delivery of high-quality care across the cancer care continuum. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health Degree. She then completed a residency in General Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which included a three-year research fellowship in the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar Program, a national training program in the conduct of health services research, quality improvement, and implementation science. She completed her two-year clinical fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

A native of Paris, Tennessee, Dr. Broman enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and boating with her family. She is a former US Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa, where she served as a community health educator at Ntaja Health Center.


American Board of Surgery (2018)

Complex General Surgical Oncology (2021)

Selected Publications

Broman KK, Dossett LA, Sun J, Eroglu Z, Zager J. Update on BRAF and MEK Inhibition for treatment of melanoma in metastatic, unresectable, and adjuvant settings. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. 2019 May;18(5):381-392. PMID: 30977681.

Broman K, Zager J. Intra-arterial Perfusion Based Therapies for Regionally Metastatic Melanoma. Melanoma Management. 2019 Sept 2;6(3): MMT26. PMID: 31807277.

Broman K, Zager J. An evaluation of Talimogene Laherparepvec for the treatment of Melanoma. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy. 2020 Jan;20(1):9-14. PMID: 31690129.

Kummerow K, Du Liping, Penson David, Shyr Yu, Hooks, Mary. Nationwide trends in mastectomy for early breast cancer. JAMA Surgery, 2015 Jan;150(1):9-16. PMID: 25408966.

Kummerow Broman K, Roumie CL, Stewart MK, Castellanos JA, Tarpley JL, Pierce RA. Implementation of a telephone postoperative clinic in an integrated health system. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016 Oct; 223(4):644-51. PMID: 27545100.


Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

General Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Research Fellowship
Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar Program
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN

Clinical Fellowship
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Graduate Degrees
Master of Public Health
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Honors and Awards

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Hall of Fame, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Dean John E. Chapman Scholarship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

Michael Zinner Health Services Research Fellowship, Surgical Outcomes Club

Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee


Campus Address
BDB 575

(205) 934-6574