Cancers We Treat

Clinical Programs & Services

For Patients & Families

Find a Doctor
Home Find A Doctor Lindi Vanderwalde

Breast Surgery

Lindi Vanderwalde

Memphis Breast Care Clinic
7205 Wolf River BLVD STE 200
Germantown, TN 381381777

Primary Location

Memphis Breast Care Clinic

7205 Wolf River BLVD STE 200

Germantown, TN 381381777

Additional Locations

Baptist Cancer Center-Memphis Breast Multi D

6215 Humphreys BLVD STE 209

Memphis, TN 381202382


Medical School
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; 2004

Kaiser Permanente Southern California; Los Angeles, CA; 2005

Kaiser Permanente Southern California; Los Angeles, CA; 2009

Under Grad
Bachelor of Arts, Biology; Columbia College, Columbia University; New York, NY; 2000

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, CA; 2010

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Lindi VanderWalde joined the Baptist Medical Group team in 2013 and sees patients in Memphis, Tennessee.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?

The initial visit in my office usually takes about two hours. We obtain a thorough history, and I complete a physical exam and review any recent breast mammogram or ultrasound. Additional tests or biopsies may be recommended. Together, you and I review the current diagnosis and determine the best next step in care. If I recommend surgery, I will explain the operation in detail to you; we are usually able to schedule the operation date after your appointment, if no additional tests are recommended.

I am a board-certified surgeon with specialty training, exclusively managing diseases of the breast.

What is the most important factor in a doctor patient relationship and why?

Trust and understanding. I spend a lot of time with my patients explaining the treatment recommendations and what the patient should expect in their care and recovery. Sometimes, we must have difficult conversations, but I hope my honesty and approachability will arm my patients with the tools to handle whatever medical concern crosses their path.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy when you're not working?

I am a busy mom, and I enjoy learning from my children about their busy days at school. I enjoy cooking and baking, and hosting guests in my home. I love reading fast-paced fiction, and when I have the time, I also like to knit.

What about your line of work do you find the most rewarding?

Unlike many other surgical specialists, a breast surgeon gets to see her patients for follow-up visits as we continue to monitor the patient's recovery from the operation and establish a regular routine for follow-up mammograms. This continuity has allowed me to establish relationships with my patients and to learn how they and their families are doing months and years after our initial encounter.

Cancers Treated

  • Breast Cancer

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Awards and Recognition

  • 2006; Resident Research Award; Kaiser Permanente LAMC
  • 2006; House Staff Research Award Kaiser Permanente LAMC

Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Memphis Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • General Surgeon, American Board of Surgery
  • Ultrasound, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Medical Career

Diseases and Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal mammogram
  • Atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast mass
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Nipple discharge

Languages Spoken