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Lisa Kafchinski, MD

  • Specialties

    Adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology

  • Fellowship

    University of Toronto

  • Residency

    University of Utah

  • Medical School

    University of Nevada School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

About Dr. Kafchinski

Dr. Kafchinski is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal oncology. Dr. Kafchinski's research interests include patient outcomes after limb-salvage procedures for oncologic diagnoses, adolescent and young adult oncology, and sarcoma survivorship.

Dr. Kafchinski graduated from Georgetown University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004, graduating summa cum laude and then earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Kafchinski completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Utah. Following her orthopaedic surgical residency, she completed an additional year of subspecialty training in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Kafchinski is a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS).  Prior to joining ROC, she worked as at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas and most recently at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • Hess MC, Kafchinski L, Ransom E. Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius: A Review. Orthop Clin North Am. 2023 Jan;54(1):75-88. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2022.08.002. Epub 2022 Oct 23. PMID: 36402513.

  • Ghafouri RS, Hakim NM, Konstantinidis IT, Kafchinski L, Philipovskiy A. A rare case of progressive malignant triton tumor with rare somatic mutation in TSC2 gene. Anticancer Res. 2021 Jun;41(6):3029-3036. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.15085. PMID: 34083294.

  • Wells ME, Eckhoff MD, Kafchinski LA, Polfer MM, Potter BK. Conventional cartilaginous tumors. JBJS Reviews: May 2021 - Volume 9 - Issue 5 - e20.00159 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00159.

  • Wells ME, Eckhoff MD, Schneider PR, Kafchinski LA, Dunn JC, Gonzalez GA. The educational impact of a fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologist. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Jul;4(7):e2000101. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00101. PMID: 32672725.

  • Gupta S, Griffin AM, Gundle K, Kafchinski L, Zarnett O, Ferguson PC, Wunder J. Long-term outcome of iliosacral resection without reconstruction for primary bone tumours. Bone Joint J. 2020;102-B(6):779-787. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.102B6.BJJ-2020-0004. PMID: 32478244.

  • Galvan D, Mullins C, Dudrey E, Kafchinski L, Laks S. Giant cell tumor of the talus: A case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2020;15(7):825-831. 2020 Apr 22. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2020.03.016. PMID: 32346462.

  • Eckhoff MD, Tadlock J, Kafchinski LA. Pilomatrix Carcinoma of the Antecubitum. Cureus 12(1): e6821. 2020 Jan 30. doi:10.7759/cureus.6821. PMID: 32190433.

  • Trevino M, Moorthy C, Kafchinski L, Bustamante D. Foot plantar soft tissue malignant myoepithelioma tumor: Case report and review of the literature. Clin Imaging. 2020 May;61:90-94. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.11.014. Epub 2020 Jan 17. PMID: 32000118.

  • Hardin N, Laks S, Smith C, Mullins C, Padilla O, Kafchinski L. Hand masses: An Essential MRI review. Appl Radiol. 2019;48(3):12-21.


  • 2022 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Patient Experience Leader Award

  • 2021 UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery MVP Award

  • 2010 University of Nevada SOM Outstanding Student in Surgery Award

  • 2010 University of Nevada SOM Glasgow-Robin Academic Achievement Top Female Student Award

  • 2008 Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award

  • 2008 University of Nevada SOM Professional Award

  • 2004 Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society

  • 2004 Sigma Theta Tau International Award

  • 2004 Georgetown University Scholastic Achievement Award