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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: NCT04239573
      Start Date: Jan 2020
      Estimated Completion Date: Dec 2027
      Condition(s): Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cyst
    • 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 51
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    1. Suresh V, Byers K, Rajesh UC, Caiazza F, Zhu G, Craik CS, Kirkwood K, Davisson VJ, Sheik DA. Translation of a Protease Turnover Assay for Clinical Discrimination of Mucinous Pancreatic Cysts. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 May 28; 12(6). View in PubMed
    2. Glencer AC, Lin JA, Trang K, Greenberg A, Kirkwood KS, Adam MA, Sarin A. Assessing the role of robotic proctectomy in obese patients: a contemporary NSQIP analysis. J Robot Surg. 2022 Feb 11. View in PubMed
    3. Conroy PC, Calthorpe L, Lin JA, Mohamedaly S, Kim A, Hirose K, Nakakura E, Corvera C, Sosa JA, Sarin A, Kirkwood KS, Alseidi A, Adam MA. ASO Visual Abstract: Determining Hospital Volume Threshold for the Safety of Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Contemporary Cutpoint Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Jan 15. View in PubMed
    4. Conroy PC, Calthorpe L, Lin JA, Mohamedaly S, Kim A, Hirose K, Nakakura E, Corvera C, Sosa JA, Sarin A, Kirkwood KS, Alseidi A, Adam MA. Determining Hospital Volume Threshold for Safety of Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Contemporary Cutpoint Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Mar; 29(3):1566-1574. View in PubMed
    5. 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 Dec; 222(6):1126-1130. View in PubMed
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