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Kari J. Kansal, MD

Specialties

Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer Services, Nipple Sparing Mastectomy, Hidden Scar Breast Surgery, Outcomes Research, Surgical Education

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Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Female
Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
Internship
University of California San DiegoGeneral Surgery
Residency
University of California San DiegoGeneral Surgery
Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's HospitalBreast Oncology
University of California San DiegoMinimally Inviasive Surgery Research Fellow
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Section Chief, Breast Surgery — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Kari J. Kansal is a board-certified UCI Health surgical oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and benign breast diseases. She is highly skilled in nipple-sparing mastectomy and minimally invasive Hidden Scar™ breast surgery.

Her clinical interests include caring for patients with breast cancer, specifically young women and pregnancy-related breast cancer, as well as high-risk patient populations.

Kansal earned her medical degree at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. She completed an internship and residency in general surgery at UC San Diego, where she also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Kansal completed a second fellowship, in breast surgical oncology, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She joined UCI Health after serving as a breast oncology surgery instructor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Kansal has published several research papers and book chapters in her field. She sees patients at UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange and UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center in Costa Mesa.

UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UCI Health Pacific Breast Care Center
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-3544
Fax: 949-515-3644