Dr. Kauff is the Director of the Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention Program in the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also an Associate Attending Physician on the Clinical Genetics Service in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Kauff’s research interests include the role of genetic counseling on the evaluation and management of women with an inherited predisposition to cancer; the efficacy and impact of risk-reducing surgery performed for the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer; and the identification of both genetic and environmental markers that may allow both therapeutic and risk-reduction strategies to be tailored to individual patients at increased risk for cancer.
His clinical areas of expertise include cancer risk counseling, screening for and prevention of inherited cancers, and providing gynecologic care to cancer patients. Since 2005, Dr. Kauff has served on the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and he is currently Co-Chair of the Biomarker and Early Detection Sub-Committee. Previously he has served on both the Education Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Additionally, from 2008 to 2011, he served on the Committee on Genetics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and was Vice-Chair of that Committee from 2010 to 2011.