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Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Contact Information

Clinical Telephone:  (415) 353-2161
Academic Telephone: (415) 476-0762
Clinic Fax: (415) 353-2505
Email: kim.kirkwood@ucsfmedctr.org

Education

  • B.A., Reed College, 1981
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania,  1985

Residencies

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1986-88
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1991-92
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1992-93

Fellowships

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gastrointestinal Physiology, 1988-91

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1994

Clinical Expertise

  • Benign Pancreatic Lesions
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Biography

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. She is an associate professor of surgery at UCSF.

 

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 29
  1. Cattaruzza F, Johnson C, Leggit A, Grady E, Schenk AK, Cevikbas F, Cedron W, Bondada S, Kirkwood R, Malone B, Steinhoff M, Bunnett N, Kirkwood KS. Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 mediates chronic pancreatitis pain in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Jun 1; 304(11):G1002-12. View in PubMed
  2. Lee Char SJ, Hills NK, Lo B, Kirkwood KS. Informed consent for innovative surgery: a survey of patients and surgeons. Surgery. 2013 Apr; 153(4):473-80. View in PubMed
  3. Lyo V, Cattaruzza F, Kim TN, Walker AW, Paulick M, Cox D, Cloyd J, Buxbaum J, Ostroff J, Bogyo M, Grady EF, Bunnett NW, Kirkwood KS. Active cathepsins B, L, and S in murine and human pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Oct 15; 303(8):G894-903. View in PubMed
  4. Minter RM, Angelos P, Coimbra R, Dale P, de Vera ME, Hardacre J, Hawkins W, Kirkwood K, Matthews JB, McLoughlin J, Peralta E, Schmidt M, Zhou W, Schwarze ML. Ethical management of conflict of interest: proposed standards for academic surgical societies. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Nov; 213(5):677-82. View in PubMed
  5. Cattaruzza F, Lyo V, Jones E, Pham D, Hawkins J, Kirkwood K, Valdez-Morales E, Ibeakanma C, Vanner SJ, Bogyo M, Bunnett NW. Cathepsin S is activated during colitis and causes visceral hyperalgesia by a PAR2-dependent mechanism in mice. Gastroenterology. 2011 Nov; 141(5):1864-74.e1-3. View in PubMed
  6. Ceppa EP, Lyo V, Grady EF, Knecht W, Grahn S, Peterson A, Bunnett NW, Kirkwood KS, Cattaruzza F. Serine proteases mediate inflammatory pain in acute pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 Jun; 300(6):G1033-42. View in PubMed
  7. Ceppa E, Cattaruzza F, Lyo V, Amadesi S, Pelayo JC, Poole DP, Vaksman N, Liedtke W, Cohen DM, Grady EF, Bunnett NW, Kirkwood KS. Transient receptor potential ion channels V4 and A1 contribute to pancreatitis pain in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2010 Sep; 299(3):G556-71. View in PubMed
  8. Maa J, Carter JT, Kirkwood KS, Gosnell JE, Wang V, McDermott MW. Technique for placement of lumboperitoneal catheters using a combined laparoscopic procedure with the Seldinger micropuncture technique. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Jul; 207(1):e5-7. View in PubMed
  9. Finzi L, Barbu V, Burgel PR, Mergey M, Kirkwood KS, Wick EC, Scoazec JY, Peschaud F, Paye F, Nadel JA, Housset C. MUC5AC, a gel-forming mucin accumulating in gallstone disease, is overproduced via an epidermal growth factor receptor pathway in the human gallbladder. Am J Pathol. 2006 Dec; 169(6):2031-41. View in PubMed
  10. Grahn SW, Alvarez J, Kirkwood K. Trends in laparoscopic splenectomy for massive splenomegaly. Arch Surg. 2006 Aug; 141(8):755-61; discussion 761-2. View in PubMed
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