Kurt W. Tauer, MD, FACP

Medical Oncology / Hematology
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055

About Me

Dr. Tauer is Chairman of West Cancer Center, bringing 35 years of experience and success to lead the clinic into the next decade of regional growth. Along with Drs. William H. West and Lee Schwartzberg, Dr. Tauer was one of the original founding partners of West Clinic – joining the small oncology practice in 1985 following the completion of his Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His commitment to serving the entire community, regardless of their ability to pay, has been the foundation of West Cancer Center’s growing Community Outreach Program – a program that seeks to encourage education, prevention, and early detection among the most impoverished and underserved in the Memphis area. A renowned expert in the study and treatment of lung, breast, prostate, colon and melanoma cancers, Dr. Tauer has served on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.


  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • MS, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • BS, Wesleyan University


  • Internal Medicine – Baptist Memorial Hospital


  • Medical Oncology – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Research and Publications