Kari J. Kansal, MD


Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

breast cancer services, nipple-sparing mastectomy, hidden scar breast surgery, outcomes Research, surgical education

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • English
Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of California San DiegoGeneral Surgery
University of California San DiegoGeneral Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's HospitalBreast Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • 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 patients at higher risk for developing breast malignancies. She also works collaboratively with our Integrative Health Services providers.

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. She 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.

Her research interests include surgical outcomes in breast cancer patients as well as surgical education. She has published several research papers and book chapters in her field.

Kansal sees patients in Orange and Costa Mesa.

UCI Health 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
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-3544
Fax: 949-515-3644