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Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.

Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

Contact Information

(415)-502-5577
(415)-502-2236 Fax
kim.kirkwood@ucsf.edu
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  • B.A., Reed College, 1981
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania,  1985
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1986-88
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1991-92
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1992-93
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gastrointestinal Physiology, 1988-91
  • American Board of Surgery, 1994, recertified 2014
  • Benign Pancreatic Lesions
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Kimberly Kirkwood specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer as well as tumors of the stomach, spleen, gallbladder, bile duct and gastrointestinal tract. A skillful laparoscopic surgeon, she is an expert in applying minimally invasive techniques to treat abdominal tumors and has a particular interest in improving outcomes for patients after pancreas surgery.  Dr. Kirkwood is a member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Participates in Cancer Center Clinical Trials.

Dr. Kirkwood earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a surgical residency and a fellowship in advanced general surgery with a focus on pancreatic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed a three-year surgical research fellowship at UCLA in hepatobiliary disease. Dr. Kirkwood is active in many national societies including the Pancreas Club, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Association for Academic Surgeons and she is on the Executive Council of the Society of University Surgeons. Her NIH-funded research focuses on pancreatic inflammatory pain and on the many factors which may improve outcomes for patients following resection of pancreatic tumors. 

  Award  
  Confired By    
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  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Inaugural, UCSF Department of Surgery Junior Residents
  • 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery Chief Residents
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Surgical Clerkship
  • 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery Chief Residents
  • 2012
  • AGA Student Abstract Prize (Victoria Lyo),
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Foundation
  • 2010
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship (Victoria Lyo),
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2010
  • Pancreas Club Warren Award (Victoria Lyo),
  • Pancreas Club
  • 2010
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2010
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery Chief Residents
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery Chief Residents
  • 2004
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery Residents
  • 2001
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • 1999
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination
  • UCSF School of Medicine
  • 1997
  • Claude E. Welch Research Fellowship Award
  • Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospita
  • 1989 - 1990
  • President, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
  • University of Pennsylvania Chapter
  • 1983
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • 1981
  • Walter Croll Scholarship
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1981
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    • Molecular Correlates of progression in pancreatic cystic neoplasms
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    • Minimally Invasive Classification of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
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      Nov 2017
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      Nov 2020
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    • Development of fluorogenic substrates for the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts
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      Feb 2017
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      Jun 2018
      Principal Investigator
    • Non-invasive Differentiation of Benign Lesions from Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer
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      Jan 2015
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      Dec 2016
      Co-Principal Investigator
    • Neural Regulation of Pancreatic Function
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      May 1994
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      Mar 2014
      Principal Investigator
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    • Study ID: NCT04291651
      Start Date: Oct 2019
      Estimated Completion Date: Jan 2030
      Condition(s): Pancreatic Cyst, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Diseases, Pancreatic IPMN, IPMN, Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous Cyst
    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 47
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    1. Lin JA, Im CJ, O'Sullivan P, Kirkwood KS, Cook AC. The surgical resident experience in serious illness communication: A qualitative needs assessment with proposed solutions. Am J Surg. 2021 Sep 16. View in PubMed
    2. Thiruvengadam NR, Miranda J, Kim C, Behr S, Corvera C, Dai SC, Kirkwood K, Harris HW, Hirose K, Nakakura E, Ostroff JW, Kochman ML, Arain MA. Burden of Ionizing Radiation in the Diagnosis and Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2021 04 27; 12(5):e00347. View in PubMed
    3. Dittmar RL, Liu S, Tai MC, Rajapakshe K, Huang Y, Longton G, DeCapite C, Hurd MW, Paris PL, Kirkwood KS, Coarfa C, Maitra A, Brand RE, Killary AM, Sen S. Plasma miRNA Biomarkers in Limited Volume Samples for Detection of Early-stage Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2021 Jul; 14(7):729-740. View in PubMed
    4. Sharib J, Esserman L, Koay EJ, Maitra A, Shen Y, Kirkwood KS, Ozanne EM. Cost-effectiveness of consensus guideline based management of pancreatic cysts: The sensitivity and specificity required for guidelines to be cost-effective. Surgery. 2020 10; 168(4):601-609. View in PubMed
    5. Moroz A, Wang YH, Sharib JM, Wei J, Zhao N, Huang Y, Chen Z, Martinko AJ, Zhuo J, Lim SA, Zhang LH, Seo Y, Carlin S, Leung KK, Collisson EA, Kirkwood KS, Wells JA, Evans MJ. Theranostic Targeting of CUB Domain Containing Protein 1 (CDCP1) in Pancreatic Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 07 15; 26(14):3608-3615. View in PubMed
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