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Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.

Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Contact Information

(415) 514-1964
(415) 476-8694 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. 

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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  • Development of fluorogenic substrates for the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts
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    Jun 2018
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  • Non-invasive Differentiation of Benign Lesions from Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer
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    Dec 2016
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  • Neural Regulation of Pancreatic Function
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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 44
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  1. 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 Oct; 168(4):601-609. View in PubMed
  2. 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 Jul 15; 26(14):3608-3615. View in PubMed
  3. Wisneski AD, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Arain M, Kirkwood KS, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis and choledocholithiasis post Roux-En-Y gastric bypass: challenges of biliary access and intervention. HPB (Oxford). 2020 Oct; 22(10):1496-1503. View in PubMed
  4. Cao CX, Sharib JM, Blanco AM, Goldberg D, Bracci P, Mukhtar RA, Esserman LJ, Kirkwood KS. Abdominal Imaging of Pancreatic Cysts and Cyst-Associated Pancreatic Cancer in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 01; 230(1):53-63.e1. View in PubMed
  5. Ivry SL, Knudsen GM, Caiazza F, Sharib JM, Jaradeh K, Ravalin M, O'Donoghue AJ, Kirkwood KS, Craik CS. The lysosomal aminopeptidase tripeptidyl peptidase 1 displays increased activity in malignant pancreatic cysts. Biol Chem. 2019 11 26; 400(12):1629-1638. View in PubMed
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