• Dr. Kristy Broman is an Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Surgical Oncology and Member of the UAB Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship. In addition to her clinical emphasis on skin and soft tissue oncology, she conducts health services and outcomes research, emphasizing implementation strategies for 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 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 conduct of health services research, quality improvement, and implementation science. She has previously studied the role of regional care networks in delivery of surgical care at the population level and developed and studied the implementation of interventions to increase access to surgical care using telemedicine and virtual cancer survivorship clinics. She has also published extensively in her clinical areas of interest, including evaluating adoption and outcomes of nodal surveillance for sentinel lymph node positive melanoma, BRAF/MEK inhibition for advanced melanoma, and loco-regional therapies for recurrent melanoma including T-VEC and regional limb therapies. Her current research focus is health system network affiliations and the inherent opportunities to optimize cancer care delivery at the network-level through novel implementation strategies.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Evidence and implementation gaps in management of sentinel node–positive melanoma in the United StatesSurgery.  172:226-233. 2022
    2022 The efficacy of immune checkpoint blockade for melanoma in-transit with or without nodal metastases – A multicenter cohort studyEuropean journal of cancer.  169:210-222. 2022
    2022 ASO Author Reflections: Challenges to Achieving Consistent Nodal Surveillance with Ultrasound in MelanomaAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  1-2. 2022
    2022 Real-World Adherence to Nodal Surveillance for Sentinel Lymph Node-Positive MelanomaAnnals of Surgical Oncology2022
    2021 Surveillance of Sentinel Node-Positive Melanoma Patients Who Receive Adjuvant Therapy Without Undergoing Completion Lymph Node DissectionAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  28:6978-6985. 2021
    2021 Active surveillance of patients who have sentinel node positive melanoma: An international, multi-institution evaluation of adoption and early outcomes after the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial II (MSLT-2)Cancer.  127:2251-2261. 2021
    2021 Intraoperative Localization Using an Implanted Radar Reflector Facilitates Resection of Non-Palpable Trunk and Extremity SarcomaAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  28:3366-3374. 2021
    2021 TARGIT-R (Retrospective): 5-Year Follow-Up Evaluation of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Breast Cancer Performed in North AmericaAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  28:2512-2521. 2021
    2021 Surveillance of Sentinel Node-Positive Melanoma Patients with Reasons for Exclusion from MSLT-II: Multi-Institutional Propensity Score Matched AnalysisJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  232:424-431. 2021
    2021 Surgeon decision-making for management of positive sentinel lymph nodes in the post-Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial II era: A survey studyJournal of Surgical Oncology.  123:646-653. 2021
    2020 Utility of Taking Additional Margins When Performing Breast-Conserving Surgery with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Early Breast CancerWorld Journal of Surgery.  44:3410-3416. 2020
    2020 An evaluation of talimogene laherparepvec for the treatment of melanomaExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy.  20:9-14. 2020
    2019 ASO Author Reflections: Location of Primary Colorectal Cancer and Risk of Second Primary MalignancyAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  26:832-833. 2019
    2019 Outcomes of selective whole breast irradiation following lumpectomy with intraoperative radiation therapy for hormone receptor positive breast cancer 2019
    2019 Intra-arterial perfusion-based therapies for regionally metastatic cutaneous and uveal melanoma.Melanoma Management.  6:MMT26. 2019
    2019 Sidedness of Colorectal Cancer Impacts Risk of Second Primary Gastrointestinal MalignancyAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  26:2037-2043. 2019
    2019 Update on BRAF and MEK inhibition for treatment of melanoma in metastatic, unresectable, and adjuvant settingsExpert Opinion on Drug Safety.  18:381-392. 2019
    2019 Early repair of ventral incisional hernia may improve quality of life after surgery for abdominal malignancy: a prospective observational cohort studyHernia.  23:81-90. 2019
    2018 Implementation of telehealth is associated with improved timeliness to kidney transplant waitlist evaluationJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  24:485-491. 2018
    2017 Frequency of endoscopic surveillance for Barrett's esophagus is influenced by health insurance status: Results from a population-based analysisDiseases of the Esophagus.  30:1-8. 2017
    2017 Closing the loop: A process evaluation of inpatient care team communicationBMJ Quality and Safety.  26:30-32. 2017
    2017 Ipilimumab-induced guillain-Barré syndrome presenting as dysautonomia: An unusual presentation of a rare complication of immunotherapyJournal of Immunotherapy.  40:196-199. 2017
    2016 Interhospital transfer for acute surgical care: does delay matter? 2016
    2016 Unnecessary transfers for acute surgical care: Who and why?American Surgeon.  82:672-678. 2016
    2016 Apps incorporating clinical photography offer the potential to improve careBulletin of the American College of Surgeons.  101:44. 2016
    2016 Insurance status influences emergent designation in surgical transfersJournal of Surgical Research.  200:579-585. 2016
    2015 Postoperative telehealth visits: Assessment of quality and preferences of veteransJAMA Surgery.  150:1197-1199. 2015

    Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health, Vanderbilt University 2015
  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 2010
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Public Health, Rhodes College 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristy Broman