Laura L. Dunbar, MD

Laura grew up in Orange County, California, and moved with her family to Bloomington, Illinois as a teenager. Preferring the milder winters here, Laura made Nashville her home.

She practiced general surgery for 14 years but a large component of her practice was devoted to breast cancer patients. She particularly enjoyed working with these women because, "It seemed that in providing my patients time, education, and encouragement, I could best help them with this huge health challenge."

Laura feels her life is truly blessed. In 1999, she was able to specialize in doing what she loves best - working solely in breast surgery. She is close to her terrific family including her 85 year old Dad, 5 nieces, and supportive friends. In her free time she loves to hike, bike, travel, and read.


Management of Breast Health and Surgical Oncology and Genetic Counseling

Medical School

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Breast Surgeons