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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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  • 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
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  1. 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 Apr 27. View in PubMed
  2. 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 Apr 24. View in PubMed
  3. 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 Jan; 230(1):53-63.e1. View in PubMed
  4. 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
  5. Changala M, Laberge J, Kerlan R, Taylor A, Arain M, Kirkwood K. Managing Refractory Postoperative Fistulas as Chronic Wounds Using Video-Assisted Hydrodebridement (VAHD). J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 03; 23(3):608-612. View in PubMed
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