Rowena Dolor Cuffe is a Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Member of the Nashville Area and Tennessee Region Tiffany Circle since 2015. She is currently serving her first 3-year term as a member of the Tiffany Circle National Council. At the Tiffany Circle Summit in Washington DC in September 2019, she co-led the financial appeal for the American Red Cross Rare Donor Program and the Neo Iris automated blood typing instrument with Beth Renner, Chair of the Tiffany Circle National Council. By the conclusion of the evening, Tiffany Circle women collectively invested over $620,000 for the American Red Cross Rare Donor Program, which fully funded the program for the year and the purchase of the Neo Iris instrument.
As a physician, she is an advocate for the Preparedness, Health, and Safety Programs to educate millions of adults and children annually on Citizen CPR and AED training, as well as participating in the Mapping Project to identify areas for Red Cross workers to administer the Measles vaccine. She also supports Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces. For 21 years, she practiced as a primary care clinician at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, NC, taking care of Veterans and their health issues.
Rowena is a Professor in Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She did her medical training, internal medicine residency, and health services research fellowship at Duke. She serves as a member of the Duke Medical Alumni Council and on the board of the Duke Nashville alumni group.