Jacksonville, Florida


kaur.judith@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


As the medical director for the Native American Programs in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Judith S. Kaur, M.D., is involved in national research and outreach programs to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Dr. Kaur's research includes a special interest in women's cancers — particularly breast and cervical cancers. She was the principal investigator for a molecular markers study in breast cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native women and also a mammographic and clinical risk factor-analysis study.

Dr. Kaur works collaboratively with many cancer organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, Indian Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Cancer Society. She is also funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to mentor minority scholars.

Focus areas

  • Native C.I.R.C.L.E. This program provides and develops culturally appropriate cancer education materials for lay people, allied health and clinicians working in native communities.
  • Spirit of Eagles. This National Cancer Institute-funded Community Networks Program empowers intervention studies in native populations, provides scholarship support for students in medicine or biological sciences training, and advocates for improved cancer prevention and control in American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Significance to patient care

The research conducted by Dr. Kaur aims to improve cancer screening, access to care including clinical trials and efforts to increase survival rates in native populations.


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Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Oncology


  1. Fellow - Hematology and Medical Oncology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  2. Internship - Categorial Internal Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  3. Resident - Categorial Internal Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  4. MD University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  5. BS - Medicine University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  6. MA - Counseling Northwestern University
  7. BA - Elementary Education Augustana College
  8. AA Wright Junior College

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